on the stool the Mantis sat I watched him for a good while until he turned to face the piano stretched his incredibly long legs and arms and began to play a version of colorblind so intensely beautiful it brought tears to my shallow eyes and warmth to my frozen heart just after the final note echoed down the hallway he snagged a fly that had fallen under the hypnotic beauty of his play he turned his head in that peculiar way they do and gazed at me blinked one giant eye and said 'never assume'
Eat me before I eat you Staring with **** eyes I'll be yer mantis (Who's the *****) Swallow me whole Devour me alive Loving it more Than all the whips of Caesar Regurgitated hate like Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Or pigs feeding on blood and bones At the trough
Boring my way out thru Yer ****** ulcer guts You shouldn't drink like a fish If you aren't at sea Weakening your resolve With surly drunk parasitic me This is how we show Our extensive toxic love sensibility
Invisible leaf that resides among one billion Reminding us at will to stand still The constant battle that our lifetimes can create Aren't always open to agree or negotiate Much like your nymphs we are like children Crying in obstinance "Deliver us from evil!" with your grace
Teach us to draw upon our powers Guide us to step down from our towers Open up our ignorance to unlimited dimensions Of consciousness and gentle contemplation As we align our will with God Spirit Mantis instruct our inner faith
Enabling our prophecy of strength and ancient peace Bringing forth the song that sings and dreams Of loving life force in between us, every soul Survival's toll is not just individual Calm as can be to walk on water and to believe That every son and every daughter has a place
Look into the eyes of praying mantis Observe the way her clever stance is Like a meditation pose and prayer-like dance He is our guide to quietly reside inside The home our heart protectively shares and confides A safety zone, a loving tone, and glowing space
As I kneel, as we pose, as we pray for all of those Who cannot hear or see the beauty you bestow Spirit guide us, please un-divide us Show us your tranquil meditative flow And in this may we hear what we behold Will allow comfort to become the world we know