by Lisa Kaitz

Orignally pubished by City Writers Review

snarled skin in lipstick corner
eyes encrusted black
tousled tweaked matted down
foundation prone to crack
breast bulge under wire pulled
sweat stain bled the map
six teeth of zipper
jawed and popped
pulled off from the lap
fuzzy fruity vapor breath
swirling tender head
broke in crystal smithereens
at the soft foot of the bed
coleslaw brain spaghetti legs
skin as stale as water
tarted tongue recoiled sour
poised as flea or fodder
lacquer chipped on protein tips
white drip drizzled throat
daughter once and mother twice
spent was all she wrote

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