Salvator mundi II [after Thomas Tallis]
I will go to limbo when I die
like all philosophers, poets, and nonbelievers

I will surrender to the city of dis, the
eternal question, my flesh

will be still in the graveyard, still
in the hypersensitive aftermath

of the quickening of my pulse, I
don't know if I will be a poet

when I die, daddy… I don't know
if I will still want to suffer

as we must all suffer for the good
of the work that must be done, the

good word that is hot on your lips, but
I will be in limbo when I am gone daddy,

you will have to learn to look for
me there.