Tuesday, June 26, 2018

fragile application

you open up and expose 
your soft underbelly

admitting you're fragile.
don't be, they say. 

they say it loud
like an order.

they think that if they apply
enough heat

you'll melt and fuse
back together

like venetian glass,
but you're not cracked.

you're not broken
until they break you.

you're not see-through
or else they'd see

the blood and fatty tissue
barely holding you together.

apply enough heat
and they think you'll just melt

back together. like new.

1 comment:

Novae Litterature said...

A new literary magazine awaits you!

The Poesis Literary Magazine seeks poetry for the 2018 first issue.
Poesis - http://poesis.unaux.com/ - is an independent, international, free-access literary journal. We are an online journal, exclusively. It’s like a desert where you can build your literary home. Because the acceptance rate for almost all literary journals is about 5%, we decide to open our house for quality work but without quantitative limitations. We are not interested in porn, racial slurs, excessive gore, or obscenity. We are dedicated to discovering and publishing the finest original poetry. We prefer expressive poems that give us a feeling and affect our soul. We accept texts that have already been published, but please specify where they were first published. We publish quarterly, and we accept submissions year-round. We attempt to respond to submissions within twelve weeks. Make sure to send us your work as soon as possible so that we have the chance to consider it for our first issue.
Good luck!