Sunday, February 1, 2009

i swallowed it


Small dark sliver
of glossy black
pulled from a crack
in the sidewalk

Strange, it seemed
a living liquid thing
in my hand,
silently singing
its siren song,
too lovely
to ignore.

A swift slip
down my throat
and the heat of it
settled and spread
in my belly,
filling me up
with a hollow
need.

From ache to pain
this gnawing swells
so quickly I can
hardly breathe,

and I try to quell
the panic as I cannot
help but wonder
just exactly

what

might satisfy
this hunger.

2 comments:

christopher said...

This is brilliant, compelling.

Beloved Dreamer said...

Where have you been. This is excellent. Come to some of our poetry prompts. You will dazzle us!



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