||This pseudo-Christian imagery is counter-productive. Not only is this apt to offend many pious folks,
but also provoke feminist sensitivities.
||(clapping slowly) The author has succeeded in pissing off many people.
I like the way conventional religious imagery is twisted.
There's also a strong Dionyssian energy running through this poem –
it speaks of a mysticism of the flesh in the same way DH Lawrence did.
||I see it as an ongoing battle between the male and female personas.
||(laughing) I dunno. Maybe the poet is simply an arse hole. Haf ya considered that?