Best Practices for Approaching the Royal Chamber
Exercise wouldn’t be a bad idea
so you don’t feel like crap
when approaching the royal chamber.
Halos will not help you there.
Nor will funerary tokens.
The first thing to do upon entering
is skip to the next track. Unless it’s Dr. Kucho.
Then slip out of your celery dress
and ease yourself into bed next to him.
Spend a minute looking around, noticing the details
of the room. Find something to comment on.
He likes when you notice the condensation on the cherries
or the personal events hanging in viscosity jars.
Do not be alarmed by the impossible baseball cap
heading for disaster. He also sometimes enjoys
multiples of three and brain-storming sessions.
If things go poorly
there is an iron weight behind the
vampire hieroglyphics chart.
Don’t hesitate to use it, but also scream for help.
Smash the skull in good; confirm that there’s
lots of blood.
Of course you know that should this happen
you must take your life by embracing the sea
so that suffocation and passion can be consubstantial
in you, and the last links of Odessa
can be reincarnated as truffles
in your watery-grave blouse.
seed text: Ce Qui Sera: Almanac of the International Surrealist Movement
art by collageartbyjesse