Richard Chess

The Rabbi Masturbates

A fly screams
Past the ear  Damned
Nuisance or demon
Here for the furious
Motion of his hand
Laughter rips the sky
Lilith appears
Her skirt a cataract
Her drum the tambour
His semen leaps
And scatters
She regards him
With an eye of moon
And an eye of iron
His sex untuned
The seeds ascend
Neither the narrow
Feminine passage
Nor the sky-ladder
Her wings flap
He wipes his mess
Walks away
Barefoot on the moss