Chloe Meakin

Lemonheart - Poem by Chloe Meakin

Acidheart, sickheart, wetheart.
Tiredheart. Knifeheart, hungryheart.

What pleasure are you? You touch me as much as the air.
You’d never know you were there.
You’re only a voice and you’re never the words.
You’ve been my Chinese whisper, my something overheard.

I seem to have swallowed you. Well you flew down my throat.
But tartheart, I’m sick with you, what pleasure are you?
You churn burning in my gut but I never digest you.
You’ve been my globus hystericus, my cancerous pancreas.

Why don’t you murder me?
Sharpheart, what pleasure are you? I want it to hurt.
I fancy the curve of the blade, but I never get stabbed.
You’re just my silent phonecall, my blank poison pen.
You’re never a threat. You’re never the chance of an actual death.

Waiting for you while you’re standing beside me.
What pleasure are you? Remoteheart,
I’ve been here for hours, growing a chemical tongue.
Nastyheart. Hateheart. Heart of slices.

Okay. Okay. That was not the thing to say.

But there’s a godawful grapefruit in my throat,
I’m throwing my wits at the walls.
I’m bloody bored. Watch me yawn. Jesusgodheart,
What pleasure is this? None at all.

I’m a sourheart now, zestheart, heart of citrus.
Nothing out here but my squeaking teeth, squeaking with tang.
Biting into the rind of my own pungent tongue.

Comments about Lemonheart by Chloe Meakin

  • Allemagne Roßmann (9/29/2011 12:25:00 AM)

    well written..very poignant write (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 12, 2005

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