March 29, 2017

Saṃsāra

the crushing happened instantly
down she went
flattened like pizza dough
a ball of potential
breath stolen
vacuumed away
blown to bits
across the street
down the hill
she flew
erratically
flittered
sputtered
hacked and coughed 
you
up

wounded bundled
shivering
aching bones
fevered
moans
on your deathbed
she stayed
too many years

rosy cheeks pinched her face
words unsaid hung 
rotted meat
butcher's maze
buzzing stinging salty
loss

these are the times we learn the most
kicked in the gut
illusions delusions
melting ice cream
in the dirt

a re-birth delayed
finally
came the time
dig a hole
deep as she could
open exhale red-hot lungs
hurt-ness
spit
muddy grave

luscious woman
bountiful beauty
silent descent

deeper than you
dared
to
dive