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Sweep me backwards into nostalgia

Kiss me saccharine, faithless in the

Widowing rays of a nocturnal farce

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Paint me with the sweat of your

Writhing flesh deliver me unclean,

Through the repeated application of

Your villainous intentions, summon

The white light of a heady amnesia

Speak to me as your mistress, not as

The wife scorned and abandoned by

The treachery of your misplaced organ

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Drag my name across your tongue

Slow and sadistic like a blade. End

Me with paroxysm and heat lightening

Like a summer’s night, humid in the

Onset of a wine-ingested decay

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A witch’s spell, a moon sick fairytale

In the morning thoroughly spent,

Boneless as a mescaline mindtrip

I’ll remove the ring from my finger

And retreat into the dessert, a lizard

Priestess, tepid blood migrating toward

The reliable warmth of soldiering sun

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47 thoughts on “Moon Sick

  1. “I’ll remove the ring from my finger
    And retreat into the dessert, a lizard
    Priestess, tepid blood migrating toward
    The reliable warmth of soldiering sun”
    Exquisite; I walk in the desert with you so strong are the images created by your words. I feel the strangeness of a finger without a ring, feel the heat of the sun.

  2. nice…really like that second stanza..Paint me with the sweat of your
    Writhing flesh deliver me unclean,…lots of energy in it…and the dragging the name across the tongue…like how you use the sun in the end as well…to contrast the faithfulness…

  3. This is just gorgeous and brilliant and beautiful. Such wonderful imagery, layer upon layer… I don’t know where to start. ‘Deliver me unclean …. ‘ now that’s perfection!

  4. “in the widowing rays of a nocturnal farce”…….a powerful response to treachery. I especially love the lizard priestess!!!!!! Fantastic imagery and power in this poem.

  5. There are so many powerful statements in this poem. I was especially struck by these lines:

    Speak to me as your mistress, not as
    The wife scorned and abandoned…

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