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Substantial Sustenance

He places a chopping block and knife
on the cedar kitchen bench
places his heart upon it
and slices into juliette strips
into a mortar and pestle
he drops his crying eyes
pulverising into tear scented powder
to the right of the bench
a mincer is screwed tightly
with a last thought, he lets go of his brain
turns the handle till the mincer drains

He places a mixing bowl
on the cedar kitchen bench
into which he adds
juliette strips
tear scented powder
minced brain
a cup of ruby blood
with two fingers
he dips into each crevice and crease
adding a spoon of pheromones
with a razor he slices the skin from his wrists
dropping into the mix

He places a baking tray
on the cedar kitchen bench
rubbing his scalp with his thumb
he greases the tray, bottom first then the sides
mixing with the memory of days lost or left or not known
dipping a finger to taste he notes a sense of self pleasure
into a greased tray, his mix senses a righteous indignation
in the backyard a pit has been prepared with coals
a wind blows a constant steam of heat
he places the tray deep within the coals

Six days earlier
Six invitations had been posted
To the ones that had
Given the eye
Stolen his heart
Used his mind
But never tasted him
Upon six golden plates
Each engraved with a name

The delicacy that was missed
Is served tonight

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  • PhotoBloke
    PhotoBlokealmost 7 years ago

    Fucking brilliant!

  • ozjami
    ozjamialmost 7 years ago

    OMIGOD That is SUPERB !! (all new need is a plate of fresh gagh(serpent worms),followed by Heart of targ and a dessert course of Blood pie….Delicous detail Lisa,well done ,awesome dramatic edge !!

  • Luckyvegetable
    Luckyvegetablealmost 7 years ago

    God…arrggg!! this is brilliant…. I love this…it has such heartbroken mystery..like a beautiful film or a haunting piece of music. There’s so much story here Lisa.
    You meanie. You’re too good at this ;)

  • Erin Lyall
    Erin Lyallalmost 7 years ago

    That is disgustingly fantastic, Lisa. What an amazing walk home.

  • Metamorphosis
    Metamorphosisalmost 7 years ago

    incredible Lisa!! just…. awesome….(& gruesome). I agree with Erin- what an amazing walk home..

  • Christina Martin
    Christina Martinalmost 7 years ago

    Lisa this is ….OMG

  • observer
    observeralmost 7 years ago

    Vivid and brilliant. I love it.

  • Rhana Griffin
    Rhana Griffinalmost 7 years ago

    Oh… by… fuck…


  • Roger Sampson
    Roger Sampsonalmost 7 years ago

    A slasher poem for sure. It is brilliant, well written and BANG the point is made.
    I like it Lisa – I like it when it’s hammered home.


  • mariemadeleyne
    mariemadeleynealmost 7 years ago

    Arghhhhhh … but brilliant. I read it 3 times, and definetely, yes, brilliant.

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