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Two sailors pissing


Johann de Lange - 2008-11-20

Two sailors pissing

after a watercolour by Charles Demuth

heavy dick-holding sailors
thicker even than those
on the walls
of Pompei pissing
with sweet angelic faces
aiming with strong wrists
two clear flowing figures
running water or arching fire
dark blue uniforms
against the brown-of-the-wall
transparent reflections
of the noon hour
which they are a part of
two foam-pissing sailors:
that so much water,
that such water-men,
can hold such fire
- the cold ashes
of Pompei testify to this -
that they as it were piss
on smouldering ruins
a wet flame on the paper