Heart Cooks Brain

machine gun tongue
shooting daggers
into strangers’ eyes

dirty little secrets
on thin white lines
executioner blues
black hooded cobra

a rat king crowned
in atomic pageantry
right wing
left wing
same beast

life has never
been more cold
taking all
it can carry
sacrificing the liver
to scintillating ice

holding time in a box
cooks brain
lit cigarettes
lyrical time bombs


inward outward
untouched nakedness
so deep
a thousand lifetimes
cannot erase
with ready

©2020 J.D.C.IV

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