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

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


might satisfy
this hunger.


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!