Daniel, Let Me Hold You Now

All the Pink Floyd pigs on the wing fled long ago
–with their Les Paul angles–

And God was long dead by the time
Jesus molested Nietzsche And Freud–

What Prophet Muhammed really said about love and men
was lost eons ago in an Alexandria library fire–

But Daniel, let me hold you now.

It will be 100 years until manned spaceships
travel Voyager-like, past our solar system;

in 200 years Salt Lake City finally sends a probe
to now-barren Kolob–God’s home planet;

at least 5000 years must pass before we find
we beat Vulcans to the first warp drive;

But Daniel, let me hold you now.

You fit perfect when I hold my right arm out
to hold you to me,

And I’d march across all of Mission Valley once again
to share a bedroom with you one more night.

I miss teasing you by calling you “my lord” and I miss

how you once disappeared only to show two hours later

with a college boy who’s dick you made me suck.

You walked to pick up our pizza dinner I paid for

and never stole my drugs, money, or cellphone.

But Janis Joplin and I know about men like you;

Daniel–I never actually gave you that

little piece of my heart that you have still.

Hello. This is Battleship 1976; I am Brian

Welcome to my poetry WordPress, Battleship 1976. I am Brian Thedell, a writer in San Diego county; I’ve been writing and self-publishing—mostly through chapbooks—for almost ten years. Recent chapbooks include “American Method” and “Taking Drugs To Write Poems To Take Drugs To”; I have also been published a few times in San Diego Writers Ink’s annual anthology.

I’ll be posting my latest poems here, sharing news about my favorite poets and poems, etc.