11.22.2015

Milkman

Yesterday
our veins ran with it
In an hour
anxiety will stick
like leeches on the brain
Right now
let’s invite the plaque
to settle in
clog our valves
with the milk of our marriage
Constrict
Conserve
Color

#22 of 30 Poems in November to benefit Center for New Americans. For Margaret's Play It Again prompt to the Real Toads featuring Bjorn's TIME TRAVEL

6 comments:

  1. Even though it is complete in itself, yet I now feel I must, must, must have the rest of the novel which this is a chapter from!

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  2. Such milk might clog if it like.

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  3. Interesting comparing milk clogging our hearts with a bad relationship messing us up! Very good!

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  4. Whew. This is painful to read. But so very good.

    I love this:
    "In an hour
    anxiety will stick
    like leeches on the brain"

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  5. I also love the portion mentioned above...piercing write, Marian.

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