I smoke a cigarette
and collapse into
some other self.

IF YOU COULD SEE ME THEN.
The medicinal victim
standing tall
with the mice and men.

MY OH MY BEAUTIFUL EYED ANGEL
You had such presence,
you stole my heart,
you stole my spine.
I gladly gave it to you.

YOU LOVELY LIE.
You lovely, lovely
made-up existence.
a candy world,
my candy girl, or boy.
OH YOURE SO ANDROGYNOUS

ACID EYES, MESCALUN SMILE,
40 PROOF LICORICE
Wake up this ghost,
this gospel you sing to me
I buy it.
I want to stick it hot
and fry it.
Bag it, buy it,
light it, and drop it,
twist it and crop it.

TAKE ME AWAY FROM THIS.
Novice typing bullshit,
see what sticks.
My oh my, little fly,
you took a long risk
to come my way.

YOU”RE SMOKY KISS,
on my EYELIDS.
Wake me up from
my existence
with a needle prick.

JUST STAY WITH ME.
DON’T LEAVE ME.

 

Jason Wright is the editor and founder of Oddball Magazine. His column appears weekly. His third book, Train of Thought 2: Almost Home is available now at the Oddball Book Store.