Organized Religion

Benjamin Niespodziany

The bible tyrant fires a rifle into the center of town. Some cower, many bow. For the elite, speaking in tongues becomes a drug test. The watch tower used to be full of begonias. What sickness it is to pray daily while carrying grenades inside your mouth. One spouse in the canoe, and the other under water, pretending to be what was once cloud.

Benjamin Niespodziany is in Chicago celebrating Neutral Spaces' birthday with a large beer on his small balcony. His debut chapbook, The Northerners, was released at the end of 2021 through above/ground press and his full-length poetry collection, No Further Than the End of the Street, will be out on November 1.