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by Nevada Kerr

Within your squalid heat
I shrivel like a paper house
A shuddering foreclosure
On a prehistoric beach

In the cave of flaming winds
I spoon your lips like porridge
With taut, assassin's fingers
I crack your plastic thighs
Clawing pockets, sculpting sockets
Mumbling vague desires

Despite my mummy features
I'm lifelike in this light
A votary of ruin
On a trackless stretch of night
My limpid eyes like telescopes
Collapse the standing vista

When I kiss your mouth
Your embalmed and toothless mouth
A fragrant furor fumes
And in the solemn silence
You cauterize my wounds

Written by © Nevada Kerr
July 28, 2003.

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