Five Poems – Rose Knapp

Inverted Prayer

If some version of you or many deities exist,
Why did you create us? Were you bored,
Are you testing us and yourself?

Or maybe the Gnostics were right,
We are the true creators,
And you are the fallen ones

Inverted Cross

A silver shimmering cross covered, coated
In Dantesque infernal layers of ice
Perhaps all of hell is empty and we are here

Demon Sex

Sly seductive sexy leather clad succubus
Whipping and screaming
Her voice ringing into obverses of oblivion


What if this supposedly moral God who created this
Fallen world was inherently evil and malevolent?
The dualistic view that this world cannot be saved

Paranoid Octopi 

Gödel octagonal atonal diagonal infinities
Of sharp sleek oily tenacious tentacles
Tendrils of the deep implanting ink into the world

Rose Knapp (‡Starving Poet§) is a trans nonbinary Dadaist poetess and electronic music producer. She has publications in Lotus-Eater, Bombay Gin, BlazeVOX, Hotel Amerika, Fence Books, Obsidian, Gargoyle, & others. She has poetry collections published with Beir Bua Press, Hesterglock Press, and Dostoyevsky Wannabe. She lives in Minneapolis. Twitter: @Rose_Siyaniye

Banner Art: God Willing, A VISPO by Robert Frede Kenter (c) 2022. Twitter: @frede_kenter

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