A civilized veneer
makes poor armor.
Those who rely upon it
soon become thralls.
(Song Inspiration: Voodoo in My Blood by Massive Attack and the Young Fathers)
The scent of his latest culinary exploit
is only half as tempting as he.
I'm sure breakfast will taste
just as good cold.
(Song Inspiration: Hey Good Lookin' by Hank Williams)
Our fingers trace sigils onto each other’s’ skin –
the culmination of the quixotic magic
that brought us to this moment.
(Song Inspiration: Angels by The XX)
Am I afraid? Yes.
Don’t laugh. I like my order.
And what disrupts an ordered life
more than love?
(Song Inspiration: Hounds of Love by Kate Bush)
She grasps at phantoms
comprised of society’s expectations
and wonders why she weeps.
(Song Inspiration: Ripples by Genesis)