Jan Jorgensen | INCUBUS

i feel its twisted desire
it hisses an incantation

calls down the shadows of
betelgeuse bellatrix saiph rigel
to pin my shoulders my hips
against the bed

its pleasure derives from this power
this skillful torment

i breathe shallowly turn my face away
its breath its spirit mustn’t enter me
in my panic in my strangled mantra
I choke out

help me   god   help me


Jan Jorgensen is a poet, pastor, and founder of the lawn chair soirée, as well as the editor of sitting duck press.