by Megan Falley
"I know what it is to be the one
who stashes monsters in her own closet.
To hope the houseguests don’t notice
the coyote-shaped howl, how you hear it
even miles from home. It crescendos
over every conversation, every song.
How avoiding it is like leaving.
a house with every unsteady candle lit.”
My tattoo. Inspired by Buddy Wakefield’s “Horsehead”. Specifically the lines: “and he wouldn’t turn back, no matter how much slack was typed into his neck…”
Excerpt from the chapbook “God Circus” #poetry #spokenword #chapbook #dcpoetry #writebloody
“This universe is a fan of you. Watch the flowers in the morning, how they open towards the same sun that spends it’s whole day following you.” - Anis Mojgani