“We are as Gods, We have to get good at it,”
the man said as a preamble to his actual intent.
The woman was unconvinced as to where
this discussion, this meeting was headed.
“How about some sex?” he tried another tact.
“I will gnaw gently on your thighs,”
“I will fuck you until your God is dead.” These words
no more swayed her than his previous ones had.
She did not need sex, though it was apparent
that he did, to fulfill some Alchemical experiment.
At the heart of the Granulation process is the individual’s
ability to judge the moment and the duration of when
these conditions obtain usually a period of only three
or four seconds. His gambit had failed within that brief time.
He was either too direct, too crude
or else he was too abstract, too obtuse for her.
No Alchemical Wedding was going to happen here.
Nor would there be any sex, not today,
maybe not even in the foreseeable future
because he had blown it in a big way.
He went about these things the wrong way,
his approach was simply wrong for this age.
They parted, both of them disappointed
at the result of their rendezvous:
She had wanted what exactly?
A cuddle? A friend? A sympathetic ear?
He had needed a lover for whatever reason.
She was still not sure why he had chosen her.
However, it was not to be or maybe it could never be,
it was an Alchemical exchange that had gone astray.
---Purple Mark 121711
- “We are as Gods, we have to get good at it.” Caleb Klaces. Getting Good At Being Gods: Writing Poetry After Nature And Before The Very End. "Rain Taxi." Vol. 16 No. 3, Fall 2011. Words from Stewart Brand piece. page 18.
- “How about some sex? I will gnaw gently on your thighs, I will fuck you until your God is dead.” Michael Crossley. French Letters. Seattle. (A spoken word piece).
- "At the heart of the successful conclusion of the granulation process is the individual’s ability to judge the moment and the duration of when these conditions obtain, usually covering a period of only three or four seconds." Oppi Untracht. Jewelry: Concepts And Technology. (Doubleday Press, 1982). page 357.