©2021 Lauren M and Michael Raven
I can't let you hear ragged panting breathing I need to be hidden below so cover me whole with your body smother & jetblacken me maybe I'll come up for air eve nt ually bloodkiss hot lips your teeth tear the sutures clean to drinkme eatme fuckme alive fill me lover make me banshee howl nightsongscream wash my limp skin rags scrub my worn flesh clean an umbra eye-witness to sickness and laughter nails clipped rough from their beds as we assume our positions [in the funeral home after] pale legs wrapentraptwine and draw hold tight in wine-stain'd lace neither of us will sleep this winter night NOW: nail me down bury me|six inches deeper bone grinding in the morgue & the director weeping harder than the preacher
Lauren, from The Lexicon, once again lets me ride on her coattails for this, as she described it, a nec/romance piece we wrote together recently. I always enjoy when I have the opportunity to work with Lauren, as the pieces we have collaborated on over time seem to write themselves (okay, she does most of the heavy lifting, who am I trying to kid? I get to be the slacker).
I haven’t put the call out recently, but I am generally open to collaborative writing as long as the chemistry works between all of the writers involved (I’ve worked on pieces with as many as five poets on a single piece in the ancient past and it was only possible because we all shared a very warped sense of humor and it bled the piece through and through). Post a comment below, or use my contact form, if you’d like to try to work together on a piece of writing or DAW-based music.