dr. sodom and mrs. gomorrah

Ben Arzate

dr. sodom went to medical school
to study pataphysical gynecology
and in his free time
often practiced exams on
dog carcasses he found
on the side of the road

mrs. gomorrah accidentally choked
her husband to death while
performing a deviant sex act
and stuffed his body
under the kitchen sink

they met
in the rubber room bar and grill
and flirted aggressively
until dr. sodom took mrs. gomorrah
to his office and fucked her
on his exam table
with her feet in the stirrups

mrs. gomorrah came back
five months later and said
that she was pregnant

dr. sodom put her back on the table
and pulled the fetus out
revealing it was actually a large mass
of cancerous cells

mrs. gomorrah took the mass home
tore her dead husband's rotting face off
and stapled it to the mass
she entered it in a local art contest
and won third place

meanwhile, dr. sodom printed out pictures
of women from the internet
and taped them to a dog carcass
that he found on the way home
then he fucked it until it tore
spilling blood and maggots
all over his bed

Ben Arzate lives in Des Moines, IA. He is the author of the poetry book the sky is black and blue like a battered child, the short story collection The Complete Idiot's Guide to Saying Goodbye, and the novel The Story of the Y. His poetry collection, dr. sodom and mrs. gomorrah, is forthcoming from feel bad all the time and his second novel, Elaine, is forthcoming from Atlatl Press. Find him online at dripdropdripdropdripdrop.blogspot.com.