By Marko Vesin

black stars rise

τὰ πάντα ῥεῖ καὶ οὐδὲν μένει1

ménage à trois with Persephone and Atë…2

…joy! Oh, sweet, wretched joy!

ite, missa est3

bull forth with your somatic undulations

sidereal birth gives way to an irascible dream

on the edge of love we see hell

altars of marble, strewn with dead loti and covered in snow

angels of sin imbue my heaven-bound dream

none other than the black stars above receive my orison

death blossoms in military temples; drowning in snow

guerre-chic est devenu la nouvelle héroïne-chic.4


1[Greek] “Everything flows, nothing stands still.”
2 (Persephone) – Greek mythological figure, daughter of Zeus and Demeter; queen of the underworld. (Atë) – Greek goddess of mischief, delusion, ruin, and folly; refers to heroic action as a result of hubris that results in either ruin or death.
3 [Latin] “Go, the dismissal is made.” Phrase signifying the conclusion of the Mass of the Roman Rite; official translation: “Go forth, the Mass is ended.”
4 War-chic has become the new heroin-chic.
5 Kevala Jnana. Jain notion of omniscience – absolute or supreme knowledge; believed to be intrinsic trait in all souls, achieve by ridding one’s soul of karmic particles (suffering, pain, etc.).