Saturn Devouring His Son by Francisco Goya

Man crazed
mouth open
blood flowing
out of the body
with a nicely
shapen ass
but who could
notice such
a thing as that
at a time like this.

I remember seeing
you in Madrid
and now in this picture-book
eyes wide and white
hair a flutter
long and lustrous
body bonious
and cavernous
painting of earthy
fibers and fabrics
and textures and
linear mixtures
with rounditures.

Devouring me in that brief
encounter in that
museum when we were
only supposed to be
going on a superficial
tour of the city.