John The Baptist

Must I live under the volcano?

Muscular, reserved, performed,

   Even perfected –

I gesture to the world

And he to me affords a laugh

   As to what’s coming.

So I was early, of good stock,

   (Pronounced early as ‘the one’).

Sent bravely into the cauldron

   To make sounds,

To talk of heading west

 Into the eye of God.


I am before the wind of a storm

   but also swept into its path.

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