©2022 Michael Raven
everything pain -- needle hammer taut piercing pounding rot my heart acid burns i feel an animal writhe deep. in. side. are you ready to cry? i have a constant friend overstaying a welcome i can't shake shake him loose drive that knitting needle into each and every grist between each and every bone that bone man me i need to dream of sleep i need to flutter away like a butterfly will you let yourself love me tonight?