How Low Can You Go? -Aurora Phoenix

you gather your henchmen

close and closer

they

whose quals consist

\in whole and part\

of oft-shriveled

deified appendages

and an omnipresent

aptitude for grating

self-aggrandizement.

 

you flaunt

your petulant pedigree

while maggots squirm

on the flyleaf

pearling slime

on the stained

glass aperture

to your fears

 

I neither sway

nor hold self-same

relegated

as I am

thankless workhorse

\inflamed appendix\

held in abeyance

 

bend my back

with toil and trouble

work nimble fingers

to aching bones.

I break not

dear sir

limbo me not

to the lowest

of your lows

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Aurora Phoenix

I write as Aurora Phoenix. Nine months ago my world shattered. Unexpectedly and dramatically arrested, I have been incarcerated ever since, as I await the unbearably slow machinations of the system. Devoid of verbal communication that is unmonitored, pen and paper have served as my truest outlet for grief, fear and angst. Armed with toilet paper for intermittently copious tears, my motions experience and reflections are PaperMate poured. In this chapter of my life, I write.

9 thoughts on “How Low Can You Go? -Aurora Phoenix

  1. Dearest Talented Poetess, This poem hit hard on so many levels. I thought immediately of how many times people say; ‘How low can you go?’ and what that inferred (going down on, feeling low, how low can you fall) as well as the gyrate of doing it, and the graphic of the photo (perfect) and how it has a sexual element (esp from the gaze of the male) but can also be innocent fun and how you juxtapose all of that along with almost a classic poetic form. WOW you’re damn clever and I thought this was an excellent example of how bright your mind shines.

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