Leafy Bones

Friday, 22 June 2012

Gorgeous Creature Who resides in my belly

The gutters run to one mouth
strumming pitfall
these golden dragons
cementing bile
and hum the prisoner deep within
I am him.

Leaves mesh calling bones,
and I am not a fool
in these rains,
the structure drowns.
Within skin and thumbed slices of ligaments
her hands are climbing
to scream, to dance, to kill,
and I
unable to walk without legs
have only this bitten quill.
To seek locked-
whether my eternal includes death or
if it will let me away.

Friday, 1 June 2012

The importance of being stubborn

When I die I want you all to know I'll be living-
I do follow the bands one leg backwards.

Right before I wink off
I'll think "that's all?"
well, the only reason it wasn't sooner
was due to the fabulous excuses
you made for my brain.

If all's the same
I can hope to be
smiling greedily
croaking "I was right!"