Balance | A Poem by Moctezuma Johnson

balance-a-poem

Balance

for Nia Farrell and Mystk Knight

Oh how I wanted to humiliate Mystk

she’s just so nice and sweet

Oh how I wanted to bend her over

paddle her ass as my treat

 

but Nia won the humiliation

and Mystk won the contemplation

so I have to—Ugh!—be nice 

 

 

1.

One is there, down on her knees

looking up with a ball gag in her mouth

 

Two is here, up on the swing

looking down toothy smile on her face

 

yes, both are in the same position

but one is in a poem and the other a humiliation

no, both aren’t in the same position

one will get her ass paddled and the other will soar

 

wait, i hope you shook your head like you should

at that lame image

one will soar and the other get sore

oh no, puns too!

 

perhaps there aren’t two ladies

on knees and swings

perhaps both are writers

committed to their crafts

they soar

into lush white clouds

like whipped cream

into deep blue sky

like swelling ocean

 

into deep synaptic canals

like rising hormones

like sweet serotonin

like love of love itself

struck hard with

the deep malaise of hypoglycemia

the pallor of Mediterranean anemia

 

2.

Rejoice! The Eagle is up

You Aztec! You Mayab! You Lenape!

You Bohemian! You Chameleon! You!

 

Rejoice! The Jaguar is up

You Olmec! You  Tzeltal! You Zapotec!

You Deviant! You Comedian! You!

 

3.

The Eagle is the Warrior of the Sun

The Jaguar is the Warrior of the Night

Both equally powerful, like eum and yang

the contrary forces held in a cosmic dance

wielded daftly by the attuned magician,

the wordsmith, the universal stream manifestor,

the beacon harnessing a band of energy.

 

 

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I guess I’ll just have to wait to humiliate someone with a poem. This one was written as a prize to Nia and Mystk who came in fourth and fifth in the MJ69 Raffle. It was meant to be first about humiliation, then something uplifting, but I failed miserably and writing what I intended and ended up scribbling this thing about balance, I think. I’m not really sure. You decide. 

Note: Eum and Yang are the Korean words for yinyang.

 

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2 comments on “Balance | A Poem by Moctezuma Johnson

  1. You are one talented guy, MJ. I’m happy for both Nia and me that the humiliation quotient eluded you, as the resulting poem turned out to be quite spectacular. Thank you for sharing your brilliant mind with us. It’s quite an honour 🙂

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