Neil Fawcett

The Immortal Mosquito

When dust first rose to blind the fallow mass,

and Judas followed Jesus, I was there.

They crowned his head with thorns on bloodied hair

and dragged him through the streets beneath a cross.

I tried the blood that bloomed upon his face

and drank a glob of Jesus in despair,

but nothing in its essence could compare

to Judas blood so strong with thick distaste.

Since that time I feast Iscariot lines

their blood bulbs grapes that burst on stony ground

too full of juice to hang upon the vines.

It grows in yards with wire and barbs around

yet through the years they’ve fed me very well.

I dine on wine matured by infidels

Neil Fawcett © 2016