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Sara Matson

anxious +
overlong
she adhered
reluctant fascination
between // grandma’s
defiled magnolias
her (empire) of the dependably
radial
theirs was an indifferent despair 

creature pleasure
unscrewed from swollen
jealously // finger plucked
circus memories
sucking oil ribbons
thru sanded molars
she maintained a
pornographic appreciation of
her father’s tongue
texture
measured plasticity like
shadow puppets
across exasperated clavicles 

<CHATTER>

you insist
hallucinations hid (empty) treasure
like tentative clichés +
rude greetings in glass
coffins


imma (forgotten)
skin sewer


deprivation seems heavier each
time the stink punches the
gnats off your eyebrows

 

imma (watchful)
matrix

 

you always maintained
a (cannibal’s) grace
sight merciful //
your creamy laugh

against magnetic provocation
shattered in the ash forcefields

 

imma (venomous)
dreamsicle

it’s all just
ice cold smells (freezer
burn) du jour

Sara Matson’s writing can be found or is forthcoming in Burning House Press, Occulum Journal, Dream Pop Press, Waxing and Waning, Snapdragon Journal, and elsewhere. she lives in Chicago with her rad husband + cats, and tweets as @skeletorwrites.