Based in the bayou. Launched from the levee. Leftovers are we. 

 

Synonyms for a Thing Without a Name

Synonyms for a Thing Without a Name

 

Synonyms for a thing without a name

 

Blooming were the flames of that fire 

 

Nitrous air shifting heat to ash in my mouth 

 

Long were eyelashes clouding eyes 

 

Weighted with swelling of the brain 

 

Yet crystalline and cold 

 

 

A calling from across a matrix of words

 

Words spilt from wet mouths and warm whiskey 

 

A clandestine, holy lapse of time in which whispers 

 

Crackled like the sheaths of burning wood 

 

Yet held in fermenting silence 

 

 

Hunger built and gnawing 

 

The blood of a woman but the veins of a girl 

 

Cast in rusted iron over hidden glass

 

A shower of secrets to cleanse the pus and the gore

 

Yet silver strands to weave space for the weeping

 

 

 

 

Callouses cracked by absorbent caress 

 

Shadows of torment melting and creeping

 

Caught fireflies from an open crypt 

 

The living meat salvaged from rubble crumbling 

 

Yet blowing shreds of life between brittle ribs 

 

 

 

Fire drowned in gasoline 

 

Mouths yawning as a gift to the other 

 

Eyes bearing burdens beheld and unceasing

 

Brain fluids diluted with sleep and apple cider

 

Cold are the sweeping winds and cat’s tongue impatient 

 

But the down keeps warm and pillow talk creeps in comfort and bliss.

To Swallow the Seeds and Then

To Swallow the Seeds and Then

Antonyms for a Paradox

Antonyms for a Paradox