crudely, she whispers obscenities in my ear
my chain-smoking Jezebel plucking
my tendons like a lyre
Jezebel, my unquiet muse
tapping inscrutable messages on my eardrums
and peeling back my eyelids just
as she begins to feed me Delphic dreams
stumbling my steps she leaves
cigarette burns underneath my toenails
and gives me a discount on her
I strangled her with pharmacist's hands
fed her a poison-laced cup of
decaf black tea.
hid her body in the back of my mind
and slept off my homicidal weariness
'til she kicked my skull awake
an incensed fetus, fiercely
screaming obscenities in my ear.
I kiss her cracked lips and
weep for lunacy.