584 - Club Huysmans

I was let into Club Huysmans and look
what I did with my invitation card.
I was taught understanding of books
so none of them was ever discarded.

in one of those societies where two
or three met - to meet one or two more
but never three - I learned what was due
from me - tamed chimaera and manticore

in stringent talks that involved no wine
unless the wine itself was discussion.
we expected nothing by design
save silencing by repercussion.

such was my Upper Room and Pentecost.
I lost contact - though never was lost.

Woodford Halse
24 September 2021