Tuesday, May 19, 2015

the lips of liars

truth from the lips of liars
oh honey
like the bitter salt
licked off the navel of a beautiful girl
it burn you,
so damning, so sweet
and you can't look away
swallow it down
the blood in your mouth
bit tongue or split lip
but Lord knows you don't spit
pomegranate or semen
bad seed or green growth
you go down to the stone
come up like a weed
the salt and the sugar
the caustic sweet wrong