#OctPoWriMo 2021 — Day 2: “Vital”

(for Martha Blackburn,
‘The Wilds’)

The goat’s innards
are symbolic
Sharp edged rocks
excavating secrets

It’s acceptable
to lie about them
          Or understandable

Too many tendons
          in the teeth

A man’s muscles
strike terror
A warrior woman
slices in jagged lines

A rescue from
the island is imminent
At least
the survivors
will be found well fed

Photo by Eva Elijas from Pexels

Published by Jennifer Patino


5 thoughts on “#OctPoWriMo 2021 — Day 2: “Vital”

  1. Nice. (Nice and savage.) I like it. I hope a rescue from the island is indeed immanent. Would it be weird if I used your #OctPoWriMo poems as inspiration for my lagging #NaNoWriMo? Cause I’m about to.


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