Doctor Bosch, the Time Travelling Hieronymus,
has rendered himself anonymous
by taking up residence in the Amsterdam sex palace
known to those who tap their nose as The Garden.
Here customers cough up hard cash to re-enact scenes,
naked and obscene, from The Garden of Earthly Delights.
It is quite a sight, for those who pay to watch.
Doctor Bosch charges a high price for entrance
to his Unearthly Sex Club, where punters pay
to have their eyes plucked out (and eaten)
whilst fucked ceremoniously after a good beating
with a dead skunk. A man hangs from the ceiling,
spinning slowly, snake in anus, spraying clientele with spunk.
Feigning feyness, a woman tends to her own erection,
servicing herself (and another) with a double-headed studded dildo.
Barbed wire and poison ivy decorate the pillows
and bedsheets of this chic and expensive dungeon.
Doctor Bosch chuckles to himself as the cash stacks up,
they’ll never believe this, he thinks, as I paint these scenes
from memory when I travel back to the fifteenth century.
JP Seabright (she/they) is a queer writer living in London. They have three pamphlets
published: Fragments from Before the Fall: An Anthology in Post-Anthropocene Poetry by
Beir Bua Press; the erotic memoir NO HOLDS BARRED by Lupercalia Press, and
GenderFux, a collaborative poetry pamphlet, by Nine Pens Press.