Decomposing Heart


These skeletal secrets

Consume through atrophy

A ricocheting heart

That disembarks passionless

Will inevitably decay


Procreant my tears

Exceed generational hierarchy

I am less adept

At managing hunger

Starvation plays upon

My baser instincts,

It’s not simply somatic

The need for fulfillment

Occupies all indenture


Closeted, the child within

Cowers in darkness

Beset by demonic shades

I know that denial alienates

Still, I drink

Of these familiar shadows

That I might become

A less visible target


All my angels have fallen

Like discarded syringes

I hide them in plain sight

Oblivious to the enormity

Of my affliction


Apathetic, this suicide

Languishes in my intestines

Any occasion could

Prove a trigger



Your aristocratic face

Only a breath’s length from the screen

Surveying, as though a grand buffet

You fix your predatory eyes

On a portly swallow


Muscles taunt in deliberation

Imperious tail jerking in hypnotic rhythm

You steady your nerves for imagined attack.

Keen to your presence

The enemy grows silent

Breath bated you crouch in stillness


Without warning

Wings assume martial stance

In an instant, she launches an assault

Swooping down, talons outstretched

She grips the mesh

Centimeters from your pale nose

Menacing, five inches of wrath


That day you lost a bit of your dignity

Leaping from the window

In a tremulous panic

From then on terrified

Of furious birds

Tiny minions of hell


(As some of you know I had a goal to write at least 1 poem for 30 days well I checked and I have exceeded 30 days and I have written 100 plus poems in 30 days! So in celebration I wrote something cute and much lighter than usual. Not my strong point but I hope you enjoy!)