Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sts. Perpetua & Felicity (patrons of mothers, ranchers, butchers)

hold so tight that those fingernails

like crescent moons draw the smallest

bit of blood.

pool like a sin. surrounded

by lily-teeth, points sharp enough

to pierce the skin above these ribs,

hold each of our bones as they were

something special.

I will guide the knife slowly, navigate

it down the river of my throat.

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