Adonis Was Crying

Adonis Was Crying, art and writing by P. L. Cobb

Adonis was crying

All the way

to the crumbling quay

Adonis was crying

Lying down and dying

with incessant sighing

And I watched fair Adonis trying

to make sense of himself–he had failed that self

Hence the dying

I stood where I was was–as still as the water beyond

Watching as Adonis was melting

(I did not lift a finger for him)

With my nostrils burning from the scent–smelling

flesh swelling

A body deforming

Into a twitching

Writhing

Mass

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