chewing down into the heart of ,a tooth
chicken strings
metallic taste
sour sharp skin
of the tongue

Imagining a solution of Barium salts
and Marie Curie
pockets in corsets for radium
the smell of metal on hands/skin
coarse fibrous tender chewy
clean wash of saliva
sweet tasting spring



feeling like pulling against tough fabric, legs open wide in a narrow dress. taut smooth meniscus of fabric pulled tight. tension against.

Like William Burroughs writing on armadillo fat.

Bitter, but cleaner than his

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