Cresol

by Erin Emily Ann Vance

 

sister,

with a bottle of creamed yellow

poison

positioned

like a dildo

 

sister,

falling pregnant for the 12th time

or bubbling and burning

your cave bleeding

shedding

 

sister,

your diaphragm falters

wrecking sobs

the antiquated burn

of “true romance—

place this in your bud

and achieve

that lost intimate

daintiness”

 

sister

wrapped in tulle and

stomach ulcer

carbolic acid

under the christmas tree

 

sister

this is essential

to your marriage bed

this creamy cleanser

will take years

off the porcelain tub

and shave decades

from your

indifferent web

 

©Copyright 2014, Erin Emily Ann Vance

ERIN EMILY ANN VANCE - [Read Full Bio] has had work appear in numerous publications including Grip Magazine, Wax Poetry and Art Magazine, The Gauntlet, and Nod Magazine. She is currently completing a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Calgary...


 
[Featured] Digital Art / Photography Image Credit: .fire by J. Spahr-Summers, ©2014

 
 

Snapping Twig – Winter – 2014

Vol: Nov 2014 thru Jan 2015

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