Emil Foust

Rookie (Saratoga Spring, NY)

Emil Foust Poems

1. Yellow Bird 5/30/2009
2. Save Temptation 5/30/2009
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Save Temptation

there is a murky flower stem
fibers limp and slick
like a pudgy snake
a grueling weight

roots itself in bone between eyes
winds a tense suctioned
path of skull sockets
down my throat

weaves through brain to vertebrates
thick gray effigy strangles
skin sheds twisted left
to infest and rot

new and stiff battens a fresh boring
a minuscule mammal's mind
to wither or to bloom
a fitting combination

a new species a ...

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