When Someone Says They’re Better Than Before?

maxresdefault (1)

Impartial as a larynx analyzing its timbre.
What instigated
Hesitation
Was foil
Smeared
With baking soda,
A messiah
Hid in the fractured glimmer

Generated by a heat lamp
Basking overhead.

We went there
To sleep in parked cars
And watch the open road
Remain still. “Kill your darlings.”
He mentioned,
Folding a paper crane
Out of a napkin he lifted
From the glovebox.

That was where suffocation discovered
A whip
& bondage. That was months ago,
But I hear the lashes
When my shoelaces
Flail and scrape sidewalk. “Kill your darlings.”
He said.
But they moved on
Despite their knack
For entrenchment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s