IIThis has caused me to pause.II2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
My motor mouth caught on you.
Each heartbeat, each
Breath is a weighted comma
Between the spaces of the
Letters that spell out your name
And the place where I fit between them.
My soliloquy silenced by
Calloused hands, and every thing
Becomes muffled in your body.
Rinse and RepeatI danced in the blood bath, theRinse and Repeat2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Visceral path of my brothers before me,
And I carry the sins of my father in this
Sunken sternum, tapered in youth - bearing
The feminine future in the inward slope of
Collarbones, and the slimming of my
Muscles into something stronger to tread
The waters of this adolescent river.
In the humidity we glowed, swallowing
The sallow sinking sun with gaping,
Open mouths - the fledging call.
The paternal hush, hands raised to quiet
These hungry, heaving mouths.
A rivulet, red or sanguine, tracing tracts
Over my flushed complexion.
This echoing cavern, my tin can
Rib cage was a brittle barrier for
The softly cooing, resting dove that took
Its refuge beneath my lungs, and fluttered
Restless when his hands pressed down.
Callous fingers making their mark on
My previously unmapped trails - they
Are shaking anxious in the side seat.
A short glance, and the accele