Madison Riley


We're communicating through dirty eyes
Sodden lips and sterile thighs
You're relic and pyre
I'm sullen and cloyed
Composed in the logic of all I've destroyed

Winding down through restless words
Silent actors; vagueness preferred
I'm waiting to watch the blue sky shatter
Stain our bodies in rich grey matter

I want to watch you self-mutilate
I want to watch you detonate
Activate all you sedate
I want to watch you desecrate

Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 11, 2007
Poem Edited: Saturday, April 23, 2011

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Comments about Detonate by Madison Riley

  • Jennifer Hartman (11/18/2007 1:53:00 AM)

    Very nice. I like this poem a lot!

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  • L M (11/13/2007 7:47:00 PM)

    Beautiful. You have anger insider just waiting to be unbridled.

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  • Thomas Brant (11/11/2007 3:45:00 PM)

    so deep, dark. A poetic abyss of pain and anger. I love you.

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