Petunia’s Meaning

“Those who aren’t used to luxury,”
                     she said, waving her fan,
  “once won, act as if they’re manner-born”
                  this pristine heiress is no friend
                                  to any single one —
                       yet her metallic precision
                                    shatters-me

                        So when she inevitably
                            ends flayed on my table
                               and her silk becomes
                                              my doily /
                                         I have to wonder

              what spice to ripen her broth
                                 or should I just guess
                                                         the flavor
                                                            is bitter?

–LM

                       

not another ghost

              You may glimpse
                            me between the trees

                         & not even blink
                              
                       × rolls of tangled
                                     bramble shiver/
                               smolder maybe/even
                  exposing a pale waif
                       sw    >     ing<    ing
                     from sweet frenetic rope
     [left for dead/but she chokes]
             knotted|tighter than reality

                      clearer than Halloween
                             smoky as the seer
                        cringing when you
                               discern my song
                                       howling long
                                 covetous

                         I may petrify
                   daunt and compromise
                                           you
                       make the death chair
                                      appear __  palpable
                                

  look hard once the shrieking starts×

–LM
                                 

 

woe be the victim

The stains she left
                were not in your bed
       it was the spear she left in your head
               turning you against
                         [so cruelly against]
                                   《your own blood》

            She is manipulating you,
                       Dear brother,
                            milking your sympathy
                             with
                                         [alligator tears]

There is no depth | there is no surface
            Don’t throw your life preserver
                             don’t chastise me for
                                       your own blindness

       I do not belong to her as you do
             I’ve rid myself of Medusa’s spell
           & I have never been stone
                              that’s her specialty
               inside her reptilian mind
                       Death rolls & throes
                          twisting eternally
                            make love to the image
                    she projects

              fucking Oedipus complex

You’re her casualty

–LM

tarnished artist

White feather quills
             & marble busts
     wrinkled cash lying flat
                              atop agarwood
             can I portray you/
                         &   would you permit me
                                       my love,
 
                      could you forgive me
                             for [ENCASING] you
                                           incorrupt

–LM

complex questions/

So good it had to be posted twice.

sceadugenga

you asked what i saw
blindfolded on the rise:
trees aflame
with heat of suns
immolation to make way
for worlds without end
my hand held blind and
you sighed...
ashes fell black snow from
steel-grey skies
you cried...
but it was for my eyes
not for scenes described

merely a dream? like as not.

did cassandra dream?
did she taste black ash,
smell burnt offerings?
did her dreams scream?

i stagger at the thought
elbow steady in your hands

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Ubiquitous

When the moon is ripe
    I wonder what it may be like
           to kiss you|suddenly|softly.
       The moment is slow___
             yet contests my racing heart
                     & I know therein lies fantasy
                                                          abound

   I wonder at my own desires,
          bespelled by ancient oaths
                   We’re bound so
          [I know you’ll keep them]
                       safe

                   There are melted passions
                       strewn across my tongue
                         wet and pliable  [for you]
              If I wanted to play God I could not
                     though my wish would be not
                              for power but time travel
                                           & distance span

                 Madness simultaneously
                                    consumes &
                                   reveals all
                         lit like luminol
                  Let’s batter down these walls
                                      together
 
                                   &   if we couldn’t
                let’s make love before × them

-LM

Chef’s Kiss

Sizzling bubbling heat/
              wind it down
                                |
                                |
                             low

   inside/ the fire
            the smoke the embers
                          my flavor is free

& the chili

I promise

       

–LM
                 

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My Venus & Neptune placement to the degree.

gvnvigohida

I rub salve
            in all your fissures hoping
  you’ll let me make the decisions tonight
    because if I didn’t love you/
       I wouldn’t be consistently leaningagainst                      

         your shadowed
                                      doorstep

                            waiting for your light
                                  [meteor-fleeting-not/
                                       hot ball of fire, sun]

                    Everything is smoking
                     & I’m playing with the shards
                  seeing you as you dare not see
                                         yourself

& if I’m making you blush
          it’s a good thing
  it means: this peppermint oil is cooling
      shhh…         ●  I’ll be your tourniquet|

–LM