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Heavy In Your Head by Vanessa Willoughby

25 September 2014 current issue, poetry Comments Off on Heavy In Your Head by Vanessa Willoughby
i am your disaster pornography
flash floods
of blood
glory and gore.
a firewalker
flowing limber on command.

every sliver of killing silence
forms the stones of calculated courtship.
you found enlightenment chasing
modern romance for broken coquettes lapping
up the coded semantics of court jesters.

i can swallow your name smooth
like a hymn or a curse or clean river water.
but it makes me smaller,
a baby-skull-soft

Vanessa Willoughby is a graduate of Emerson College and The New School.

 

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