Cristian Luchian, Time After Time, oil on plywood. Courtesy of the artist

eclipse

my friends are falling apart
sinful meat off the bone of the Last Judgement
some count the days since
some go to the first available priest
some trade
their last wish on hard floors of unspeakable
love
some ask me
is there anything on offer?

a slash across the canvas
oilfields under
black sun