White line.now go sew yourself togetherMore Like This
with this white thread
draw the line right through the blood
wait for the color of the flesh,
but let it dye red
just like the colors in your head,
just like the truth in place of purity.
Cancer The plane wadesMore Like This
through cotton corn
seeded by vapour
trails - these clouds swell
as white tumours
gorged by rain.
Like brain scans,
earthly and ghostly
on a death canvas
lit by fluorescent finalities.
How to evaporate: A guide.1. Cut yourself in halfMore Like This
Bury one half deep inside the other.
Hide it so well, even you have trouble finding it.
You may feel him clawing at you from the inside,
trying to rip you open.
Ignore it. This is a common side effect.
If he starts to slip out, it’s because he’s hungry
and you must feed him.
Feed him the parts of you,
you don’t need anymore, little bits at a time,
until slowly until he consumes you.
2. Let people feast their eyes
at the holes you’ve clawed with your own fingernails
the slices of red and purple.
When they ask about the bandage on your wrists,
or why you look so tired:
Look them in the eyes,
and say “I’m fine”.
Even you know you’re not fooling them.
Even they can see the dark pits cemented beneath your eyes.
Anyone can see you’re withering away.
Your body is betraying you,
Still, you put on a convincing performance.
You’ve gone on auto-pilot,
A mannequin of yourself.