Joseph A. W. Quintela

: untitled (requiem for a collapsing star):

: on Sundays : god stares into the mirror : obsesses about new protrusions : gnashes his teeth at the carnival : of permutations : realizes he’s having self-image problems : that being used as an excuse wears thin : chips at his sense of self worth : the rest of the week : denial comes easier : but someone had the bad idea : of setting aside the seventh day for rest : in the vacuum it is impossible to escape : impossible to avoid the seraphim : clamoring with prayer :