you disappear as a person
time takes hold of vulnerability. in order. to slip away from it.
a slip that hides in no emotion. hides in the nothing of a tear.
or. a tear. that slides through gravity. with no feeling
from the eyes to the corners of a closed, turned - down - mouth.
to speak with. is a mouth used to speak with?
a mouth. holds possibilities of…
"I love you"
the image blurrs like the melting of glass.
"I'll give you my mouth"
(For the cost of yours.) A thought.
Is a thought made before language?
The mouth opens and language is defined.
"It can be brutal."
"What do you mean?"
"The small taking of parts of your body."
"No. Like feeding."
(You’ve got that the wrong way round.)
the mouth takes. control
to hold. the other. in. restraint.
"You won’t miss them at first…
That only happens after."
"After I’ve gone."
(Then, you’ll begin to feel
where holes meet
inside of you.)
"Cup of tea?"
an incision is made
She looks at the face of her lover.
As if she
could face the mirror.
As if the mirror could face her.
she watched. anger redden the mirror’s skin.
A silent screaming. While
hate remembers a younger time.
Reflective : Impenetrable.
Transferred pain is a wanted thing.
rage moves from one body to the other
A surface like Teflon.
Non-stick. No problem.
No burnt egg edges.
They discovered a monster.
what she had become. looked at her. through eyes. of reflection.
Massive (im) permanent.