tidbit #1

From ‘That Which Gets in the Way’


what would be empty spaces between
rotting trash

icebergs in the gray slush
I am being pulled deeper into

ice bergs I smack and gash
the crown of my head on

between those horrific chunks
in what should be empty space
where i could draw breath
is instead a greasy, drying tar
so thick it fills my mouth

the pull of my lungs
gasping for air in death
can’t pull that tar deeper down my throat.

i chew it
because what else is there to do

as the goo
in which i float
expands my cheeks
pins my tongue

of course I vomit
of course I bleed
of course I don’t escape

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 )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: