Poem: “Love as Mongrel”

Love as Mongrel

We will be forgotten
Here and on this world
As worlds themselves go rotten
Dispersed into the void

Paul the last disciple
Said wisdom, strength of will
Loveless be and futile
As empty broken shells

But even love as mongrel
Deformed with grief and rage
And savaged by the devil
Will long survive this age

June 13, 2011

Pavel Chichikov is a Washington DC-based poet and photographer. He has written for both the secular and the Catholic press on issues as diverse as Russian nuclear weapons systems, Olympic athletes, and miracles. His books include From Here to Babylon: Poems by Pavel Chichikov,  Lion Sun: Poems by Pavel Chichikov, Mysteries and Stations in the Manner of Ignatius, and Animal Kingdom. Pavel may be heard reading his works on catholicradiointernational.com and on pavelreads.com. His poetry regularly appears on "The Poetry of Pavel Chichikov."