Wherefore art thou at all, you Wonderbaby?
I swear that I once peered down my wife's throat and I saw darkness
Am I at fault, like Onan, Wonderbaby at my foot?
Am I the bitter root; and aren't you such a gob of incest?
Wonderbaby, silver string intact, Christ plays it cello-wise,
Are you a joke to god, or are you God's pornography?
You Wonderbaby, you are one I wonder what to do. . .
I wonder what you'll be in ages coming/yet-to-come
Should I decant you out, I Wonder, Baby. . .
Should I grind you in the soil, you floppy thing?
Or should I sell you outright, Wonderbaby; Wonder why. . .
You splash me with formaldehyde, your sutures stamp my skin.
I'd cradle you, I'd stare at you, a baby prodigy,
My Wonderbaby, everybody's Wonderbaby then. . .
I would have loved you ever, promise you no matter what,
But now you have stopped growing and slump down, a filthy doll
You would fuse your flesh with my heart, Wonderbaby
If I didn't ... turn just so; and ... look away.
You Wonder-- serpent in a glass, and baby on a string. . .
I pocket thirty silvers and-- to bed.
Something was exquisite; something was a claw of god.
Something was a Glory which would Smite Mine Sight.
Something felt its heart beat once, and once was well enough,
Something was too beautiful; the Universe could not accept it.