———— John the Bear

dudgrick bevins

Man from man |&| beast from beast •
Each, with other, meet in moon lust •
Cernunnos |Zeuswise horny dodger|
Hides his form in ursine body & kisses
Amourwise-Adam w/ biblical “know” •
Twenty-eight nights of fur on back &
Glisten antlers glow |the unending|
Pulse of demigod creation • // • Horned
One |forest seducer| makes hide of all
But boney head ⅋ attracts w/ girth w/
Ancient roar w/ mat of body mane: he
Says, “to-be/I-am |in you| with me. Long
Tongue for supple throat, become my
Manwise concubine, & boy, bare me
Boys :: ∝ :: nymphs furred & scaled &
Hoofed & holy ≡ beasts shall inherit
The forest!” • & rightwiselike, as god is
Want to be, loin/lion of AmourAdam —
Forest Walker |John the Bear| = Herculine
Hero, forever bound in return, to the cave
Where is fathers met. ♂

Dudgrick Bevins is a queer interdisciplinary artist from Deliverance country in the north Georgia mountains. He lives and creates in New York City. He teaches literature and creative writing to high school students in Harlem, where he is also an MFA student. His writing and photography have been published in two books by bd-studios nyc, Georgia Dusk (with luke kurtis) and Route 4 Box 358. His chapbook, My Feelings are Imaginary People Who Fight for My Attention, is published by Poet’s Haven Author Series. His poetry has appeared in various online and print journals.