Treasure Island

Simone Inez Harriman

(New Zealand)

Devoured


Diminished
Skeletal and naked
I am now only candlelit bones
Mere scrap of a voluptuous feast
I had served with my best china

You my guest dined and fled
With all the silver
Consumed
In your haste to alienate
An emotional plate
I am swiftly scraped
Clean

Even now
Down the bulimic drain
Your hurt hurts me
My body waste disposes
Sewage from a compost
Of rancid depression and rage
As your chewing enzymes bite
Caustic from your heart

Submitted: Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Edited: Saturday, December 12, 2009

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