Khristian E. Kay

Rookie (1962 - / Milwaukee, WI USA)

Crackers in Bed


You have taken all my heroes
slaughtered them
as blighted cattle
and hung them out the window
to eradicate their smell

carved
like a piece of my soul
malignant and rotting

but I love them
cherish them
for the lessons
they have brought to me

those were my heroes
you cut away

and I
chew on them
devour
their essence

at night while you dream


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Submitted: Friday, February 08, 2008
Edited: Wednesday, October 01, 2008

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