“I GREW UP SMELLING GASOLINE IRON AND BLOOD AND YOU CANNOT SCARE ME”

header image by Cecilia

bounding downhill lungs sear night
boots stomp damp stone, grass, dirt
ghosts whisper on wind. all hate and static
muscles fire-flicker i run on instinct
& sweat on lips premonitions violence.
spilling guts brain gnashes stench boils under moonlight
touch forgotten — vermin writhe —
everything blurs together after a long enough time out here.

gnawed fingers bare claws, ragged feast makes
cruel matter. teeth hold steel
& leave target sorrow vessel.
skull heeled on decrepit block
your touch shudders wings. ribs ache.
pipe connects & crushes head &
poison teases tongue & lead licks teeth. my guts are dream-gored
and i won’t wake up this time.
i won’t wake up this time.

— Cecilia is a writer and an artist and is very evil. She posts work on Twitter and on her website.