Archival Audio of a Reading by Percival Pervstache at the Miles Standish Coffee House in Malton, MA ca. 1919.

by H. P. Kilmer on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

I think that I shall never see
a poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose tender mouth is press'd
against your pallid, quaking chest!

A tree that lifts it's arms to pray
o'er Nyalarhothep's piping fray!

A tree whose sacred seed is cast
in hot, corrosive acid blast,

Girthed by half-caste Barbaloots
with keening pipes, in Barbaloot Suits.

Whose squamous, cold, delicious plums
foretold in manic barb'rous tongues,

by dint of vile saltes manifest
your return, at last, to icy depths.