Dean Meredith

Symptomatic - Poem by Dean Meredith

It’s a weak dry cough
And a head full of cement
It’s a little bit of phlegm
Every now and then
A throat like a cheese grater
Shaving raw testicles
A body like someone else’s
Old shrivelling slowly dying
Like a slug in an oven
Its red onion eyes
With lemon peel lids
It’s the short sharp tip
Of a breath full of fear
Like inhaling needles
On Everest

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  • (12/14/2011 11:57:00 PM)

    It's a pack of blunt words pieced together in a sharp and dramatic way. well done. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 14, 2011

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