Me tired and skinny

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Artist's Description

Find some truth, when the sun stops
When the last letter burns; A scar on the flesh of your inner thigh,
a sickness of time.
Flailing but soft and ribs under skin.
Attenuated and flush against ice under water.
Collapsed into itself and fed with colors and selfless fading rage.
Absolved after a liturgy of names and dread.
Of unfocused momentum and a hidden and stifled cry.
Blown out like surf or a candle,
a light bulb a curse or a mind.
A little boy smiling in the sunlight – after each one a moment cheated,
created stamped and longed for and loved,

She holds on to each side of my face in the palms of her hands
and tells me that that is enough, that this touch,
this one,
will not slip and not fall,
not turn from smile to snarl to water,
A porcelain flinch spattered warm soaked corpulent
Tart and sharp behind her teeth and so bright
such colour
Such colour!
While the wind hisses in the night, mistakes harder than that to see
Harder then than the points in her skull that flutter and grasp and creep.
Darker shades and a stretching reach.
A moment for us to press against our cheek,
a plate for us to hold it to.
Red into a hallway and a fall
To see her
A convocation,
An extirpation
An angel of dissolution
One more
Warmth and comfort, solace and weight
And she’s so far less beautiful than the her that I had conceived;
My own memory a scratched cup,
a bent fork.
Each millimeter of skin
It’s own unique flaw coming together and
not making a whole but more pieces.
Vision stabs into my mindand I close my eyes
That makes it heat and noise, oblique.
Fleshy and pallid like a clockwork moon
and I do want her,
want to eat from her
Lick the life from her fingers
so real and so far away


paul wobbly

Artwork Comments

  • Suzanne German
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  • Rayven Collins
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  • shayne2011
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  • Adrena87
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  • Christina Norwood
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