#OctPoWriMo 2021 — Day 13: “Teeter”


can’t coddle
a brilliant mind
no matter
how soft the touch

the ladies praise you,
shattered shell vision
branded on backs
hunched over your pages

your perfect pages, preserved
for the approaching ice age,
the new hell, slate-lipped
offerings for the wolf hour

thriving under torture,
your truth is my oxygen,
I’d change nothing
about your cutthroat approach

scars from lie lashes licked
by your thorned tongue,
panic passion, a pyre
at my fingertips

a hocking of ashes, trading
of celestial bodies,
even stars die eventually

unattained cosmos,
this heady exploration
sears your name
onto my ventricles

sandpaper hands, love drug
confessions, every wandering
dream scenario bleeds
through my waking days

Image by Peter H from Pixabay

Published by Jennifer Patino


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