Summer 1943 • Vol. V No. 3 PoetryJuly 1, 1943 |

Satan’s Confession

       I. The Garden "My laurels are cut down,"The Son of Morning mourns;   "Old Adam’s funeral wreath,   Once crossed with death,Is Jesus’ crown,The Scapegoat’s Crown of thorns. There is an idle-richImage of the Divine;   But what holds back his hand?   Fat of the land.His wife’s a bitch;His Garden is Love’s Shrine. His Garden Wall is high,Stout is his Garden Wall:  Not high enough nor stout  To keep snakes out;I bend the TreeThe Woman takes the Fall. When providential wit,At loggerheads with Sin,  Expels this gluttonous fool  To hard-knock’s School,The HypocriteDiscovers medicine. Slick Hypocrite, I plasterBrimstone of the Abyss  On Adam’s every whim;  And life and limbAbjure their Master:They wear my syphilis! Come, Good Physician, letYour Body out to Hell,  Put Heaven out of reach.  O dying Leech,Your own Blood—letHas made Corruption well!"       II. The Sc

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