Lebanon

by grimbeau

Under giant monkey puzzle

in blue dawn light

watching you disappear.

Only gnarly rusty brown trunk bark,

unsullied sodden scrub grass,

stale sandalwood incense,

sweet virgin urine,

musk sweat

abide with me

You cut your leg.

I licked it better.

Under doctored monkey puzzle

in afternoon haze

inhaling wet, sweet earth.