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

9 thoughts

  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.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s