Addend 17—John Adammovich
This is why the first war machine was
woman, man, and their children.
They were enclosed in a halo of Sunlight.
They practiced incest as soon as
They could feel their body ecstatic.
This made them loyal to each other beyond belief.
Ecstasy was a daily thing.
Like tickling one’s self, it is not the same thing
as when another does it for you.
the beast of such fearful symmetry ruled the wood
and with aggressive delight ate
as sensate cats do
all flesh that comes their way.
At night, the beast—burning bright—tore through
the shelter walls of the bacchants
and with beastly ecstasy tore to death so many
that the voices of incest screamed with such pain
that Adam rose and
ordered the shelters of all bacchants,
meaning ‘incest makers’ then,
joined in a row on both sides of the path.
Entrances faced the street,
Backdoor were backed by a fence;
the ends of the street were blocked by gates.
Adam went and walked guard there.
Adam: The tiger feared nothing.
It came at me with fearless desire
And jumped through the air in an arc
that only my spear in its throat could stop.
It could not stop the cat from tearing from me
My chest and my heart.
for causing Adam to make such great sacrifice,
and covered Adam with buchas
(meaning kisses in Latvian).
They did not cease their praises of him until
they had made Adam’s oldest son John their King.
and had exacted from him a promise
to be no less ecstatic in his dying.
All women made themselves available to him.
for their other men. Hence their sons were named
so other men could see her slit better.
(taking the name of
or fleeced sheep),
expanded until a hegemon,
and spared the bacchants from attacks
by leopards, tigers, and lions.
Mothers have armed themselves with knives
and have covered their tush with hedgehog skins.
They call their Holy Mount:
where men are muted and
marines in camouflage suits
strut before their victims with carrots stuck up their arse.
The urbanites are now like ants.
If we step on them, they will crawl up our crotches
and sting us until we wish ourselves dead.