“A Shared Monastery,” by Colin Dodds

Dec 20th, 2012 | By | Category: Poetry

She is on the pill. My sperm have built
a monastery inside of her.
They illuminate manuscripts all day.

The newer sperm ask the older ones
what to do.

The older ones point to the solitary egg,
like the sun in the sky and say
“Worship. And try to pass the time.”


Defenestration-Colin DoddsColin Dodds grew up in Massachusetts and completed his education in New York City. He’s the author of several novels, including The Last Bad Job, which the late Norman Mailer touted as showing “something that very few writers have; a species of inner talent that owes very little to other people.” Dodds’ screenplay, Refreshment – A Tragedy, was named a semi-finalist in 2010 American Zoetrope Contest. His poems have appeared in dozens of publications, and have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife Samantha.

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