How to Say

When you
Aren’t

Allowed
To say

Anything.

Step One:

Fucking don’t.

Do not
do

The saying.

I swear
toFucking
God,

If you
do

So
Help
Me.

Step two:

Close
Your lips.

Make them
Two too taut

[but secretly]

Tasty
Turnips.

So hard
And dry

No one
Wants
To put them

Anywhere
near

Their mouth.

Step Three:

All else fails,

Bite your
Lips off

Entirely.

Whatever
You do,

Do not
Begin

The process

In
front Of

anyone;

For fear,

They could
Get

the Wrong
idea.

A Rippin & A Tearin

My mother
is dying.

so I
bite off
my lips
for not
speaking,

my fingers
bloody
for not
reaching out
more;

drink
the organs
she gave me
stripped
and fatty.

maybe
this time
they will
heal new 

and
those skins
Will know
what to do(?)

I Keep Forgetting

I left
the teapot
on

not hearing
it whistle

long enough
to burn it
again.

by the time
i remembered

i had to
pry its
hot metal
bottom

from sautered
spiral prison.

hope it
will
forgive me

[salvage
charless tasting
oatmeal water]

For forgetting
about it

while it
killed itself
on burner.

lying
in bed

i hear it
whistling
placebo;

[we could
have ruined
it this time]

A guilt
calloused
melody
of sorrow.

tightly woven

he’s got
these women
he weaves
in and out
like
shift work.

never
touching,
always
brushing forces
Uncommunicably;

filling
the gaps
his
miserable
lonliness
awake
he can’t
bare
to face.

son of god,
trapped
on that
fabricated
temple
of entertainment,

never wanting
to be
bothered
on
your time.

says
it’s easier
to
fall asleep
with a
body
nearby,

be it
special
or
unimpressive.

spits out
promises
never
fulfilled

More than
A distributor
does product.

doesn’t ever
fold up
pages
or
face
a mess,

except
the bottles

someone
else

must’ve left
strewn

on
every
surface.

he’s
in control
afterall,

natural born
cult leader,
with pride.

no need for
the
big
picture

with his
knackful
perception,

despite a
blindness

to his own
presentation.

“subconscious
leaking
out
their nose,”

somebody get this man a medal!

full of
compazine
and lexapro

would you
please?

keep talking
with a
tactfully forged
confidence
and you’re
always right,

 
otherwise
anyone else
could get a
second
opinion.