tagNon-Erotic Poetryrefusing my prescription

refusing my prescription

byannaswirls©

refusing my prescription


I will not eat poetry


Rimbaud has got nothing on you
(or me)
         .....well

we do share transparent skin
and flesh,
corroded



I see right through



write me off Dr. A
deny your own cravings for petals
pulled from the flower of death

  rose hips       snapdragon lips
  chromoplasts         ground down
  carotenenes       flavones
  bleeding    anthocyanin




I remain
at your feet
until you say
don't talk yourself into us


you remember
leaving something on the stove

I hide among steam that
condenses on the glass jars
cardamom, lemon pepper

until under my fingers you believe
my lies


of course
I eat poems
spiceless and raw,
fresh off the street.


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