Facts about Snakes & Hearts, a 2015 poetry chapbook by Flower Conroy

ii. the you should have

 

The Poison (& its Sobriquets)

 

Jar of crosses, (Circles)
I am the lost (Mind Erasers)
& found dream, (Black Hole)
tuberose intoxication, I (Bedtime Scoop)
sensory cradle you (Grievous Bodily Harm)
in deprivation; when (Forget Pill)
you wake, my taste (Salt Water)
will fill your mouth like cotton (Cherry Meth)
candy. Always the sense of being (Rib)
followed (Cat Valium)
will shadow (Purple)
you, of knowing (PM)
something you can’t voice, (Trip-and-Fall)
something of the near- (Rope)
catatonic, something at the tip (Liquid X)
of your darted (Rophies) tongue.

 

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