She


By H.S. White
May 24, 2012 Bookmark and Share

She…

            Crawls in Demerol haze

                                                  Bleeding

                                                              Cancerous

                                                                              Lithium glaze

Six degrees 'til mescaline

                                       Icy winter nettles

                                                                 Chrome glinting

                                                                                        Migraine

Spitting

           Splitting

                       Shitting

                                   Pale fish pass beneath copper waves

And heaves

             And heaves

                          Chapped, bristling leaves

                                                                And brief contralto

Anguish and

                         She…

                                       Slips the mindless faze

                                                                                Humming

                                                                                             Numbing

                                                                                                         Geritol gaze

Strangling summer skeins

                                       Skimpy

                                                Skinny

                                                         Skirmish

                                                                     AWAKE! AWAKE!

Roaches on a birthday cake

                                        Blue-vein fist

                                                                Turtlehead

                                                                            Callous wrist

Papery

              Origami napery…folding

                                                  Bending

                                                             Cutting

She…