Pewter and Pebble

December 31, 2018

Pewter and Pebble
by Savannah Slone 

 

 

birds coast in configurations out the window,

reflections on your laptop screen. hypnotic ribcage

                                                                                                                         heaves.

Coming Out is putting everything on the line:
an orphic sinkhole, knowing life will undoubtedly alter.

unveiling
your inner workings,
your sinkhole of self
bearing your narcotic
teeth as you bite
into that ripe
peach
and warm honey oozes
out, dribbling
down your prickly
chin—

neck and hands
            and thoughts
left immobile with adhesive.

guzzling down that effervescent elixir seeking an assemblage of catharsis,
left only wilting as your tinny voice sounds.


sharing that bumblebee
hum of words that shouldn’t have to be said.

 

the world goes pigeon grey for just a moment.

 

 

 

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Savannah Slone is a queer writer who is completing her M.F.A. in the Pacific Northwest. Her poetry and short fiction has appeared in or will soon appear in Heavy Feather Review, Boston Accent Lit, The Airgonaut, Ghost City Press, decomP magazinE, Maudlin House, FIVE:2:ONE, Pidgeonholes, TERSE Journal, Glass, and elsewhere. She enjoys reading, knitting, hiking, and discussing intersectional feminism. You can read more of her work at www.savannahslonewriter.com.

 

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