Detox

circumlocution
just a parlor game in a kissing chair
anything to make me sigh

you never really changed
you never really tried to detox

a constellation of zits and a snail trail of snot
i’m losing patience with this hoping that you’re not an asshole

echo location
i owned those ugly streets and that ugly man by walking all over them
by being other than

i never really tried to detox

a dire harbinger
fire engine red
what holds your cells together?
fear or just a killer’s fear of death?

self-immolation
just a parlor game in a kissing chair
anything to make me laugh

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