FEATURED IMAGE by oatsy40 They were Drops of oil In my water bowl Artificially colored I always held My velvet tongue Tight between my Teeth My loins have Burns & bruises Blue & black in Negative film When you spread Me against a Source of light I break the law I lost the keys To this pretty mess So I climb in & out Through the Windows Wrapped in My cellophane I thought it’d be Easy to be Righteous You could serve Me on a silver tray For supper & still I could sew myself Closed But too much oil … Jatka artikkeliin Soap
When I was younger and starting out in the blogosphere, I used to treat my blog like my journal. I would post about anything and everything, without any consideration, spreading my traumas and difficulties out in the open as though … Jatka artikkeliin Trauma disclosure: good or bad?
FEATURED IMAGE: NARCISSISM by LESLIE ANN O’DELL I clip my claws To leave no space For ashes or Ambrosia Ride the pink Unicorn for Dawn, To fill the pits And the gaps I clip my claws To leave … Jatka artikkeliin Lips (I Clip My Claws)
FEATURED IMAGE: UNTITLED BY LESLIE ANN O’DELL I was born dry out of a cognitive womb All our beginnings are wild but I consider mine That of a keep most blasphemous, a plague rat In the subcranial sewer of billowing … Jatka artikkeliin Headmistress
FEATURED IMAGE: LAYERS by LESLIE ANN O’DELL I am amphipathic; My antagonistic side Chains chime like the Tongues of alarm bells, Bronze affinities abusing The air— I howl in infrasound, Transfusing my thoughts In a ghostly frequency, As lachrymose molecules … Jatka artikkeliin Howl
The memory is like Suckling on pills meant To be swallowed; Crystalline microgranules Brushing across misconceived Sensory territories, The taste similar To baking soda; soapy, sour, sweet— In a stinging kind of way; You are the filling agent prematurely Metabolized, … Jatka artikkeliin And I Taste(d) the Truth
FEATURED IMAGE: MYTHE by LESLIE ANN O’DELL Thighs are off limits, I see prophets through gaps In the ceiling, disciplined pieces Of heroic gesture staring Down at me— Wait for the moment, The sublime zeal of sin, Imaginary candlelit dinners, … Jatka artikkeliin Mind the Gap