Saturday, August 18, 2012

Psycho II


“I lingered under—
needles of scalding water”
—Scott Heim
The Death of Anthony Perkins

Anthony Perkins—
Pretty much seemed
Dead already

Not as dead—
As Vera Miles was
Dead though

Snooping through—
The Bates basement
Only to meet her doom

A butcher knife—
That bulls-eyed her
Screaming mouth

I spend all my—
Time in the asylum
From day to day

Drugs simmering—
In my arteries and
Varicose veins

Miss Hitchcock—
Superimposes a grinning
Skull on my face

And then Scott Heim—
Crawls into bed with me
No Vacancy in this place

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