i define myself worse than i am. i stand blameless of all i commit - bottle to my lips, caught red-handed, tongue lying "who? me?" Allow me to introduce myself, i am a man of wealth and taste. Taste!? how dark does your dark night run? how pitch your black? i have been around anything you care to name at least twice - thrice? SOLD! to the man with the cloven foot. and i have double-fisted into Lilith's black night, bestial and depraved - doused in the fungal sweat of her libidinous delight. i am as is and as i want to be - the invert of all that is created; the man you despise, deny, decry - the man you define: the man you want me to be.
David Bayliss is a poet and musician who resides in South Minneapolis. He is the host of several regular monthly poetry series throughout Minneapolis, including Poets & Pints. He works exclusively in the medium of poetry as he has a very short attention span, even for his own work.