November 26, 2012

Starched ribs entomb
Motes by shepherding breath corralled
To slaughter and the hanging crook
In deeply chambered slivers of lung.

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November 22, 2012

On my skin nerved with sweat
Press again the edge of imagined grace—
But I will no longer pretend to heal
When your hideous, icy craving is fed.

November 18, 2012

Slender, wilted arms of smoke
My once lavish avatar sheds
In flushed and fragrant metamorphosis
Climbing translucent, veiny husks.

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November 15, 2012

Find me brining
On the crater’s shore,
Lathered sumptuously plump
And white with foam;
But elsewhere among these sandy bruises—
My severed, discarded neck
Squeaks.

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November 12, 2012

Broken teeth by gaps combing
Mellow, archaic striations
Across the brow of distant night
Like many raking diadems.

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