“lay me down on eye-white snow

my slow brooding bed of robin wings

my body slit & smearing everywhere.

I will not name this new opening a wound.

here, there is no pain I didn’t beg for.

I heard the howl, didn’t dare run.

stood waiting for the sweet blades

of jaw & claw. you found me

wasted no time making a myth

of my thigh, my flesh turned to wind

the earth under me wet with my life.

I pray this is what they mean by always

that heaven is a persistent mouth.

Baby, I want you forever this way:

fangs covered in me, moon dyed red

bouncing off front teeth, my body

only certain how to twitch, your belly

round with my joy.”

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