Pineapples

open

legs spread 

crown of laced fingers

rests on your head

as lips glide betwixt thighs

eyes 

closed wide

your wind

chills the spine

dine

consume me

sip god’s nectar

intoxicated

our souls dance

entranced 

ill cum when the song ends

-M. Terry

Phantom Limbs

I still feel it 

I swear it is there

My heart betrayed by mine eyes 

That tell me this is a lie

It is gone 

But I still long 

For the piece of me -severed

Even though I know

If one has amputated an Infected limb

There is no need to carry it

For there is no hope of reattachment

Still my mind a trickster

Materializes the lost

Limb

Haunting me

Phantom 

-M. Terry

Endless Sleep

She said 
I want to sleep
He said
Why
Beyond your bedroom’s threshold 
Life awaits you 
She said
The light burns my retinas
Walking aches my bones
Even talking as we are now
Causes my jaw to creak
And my teeth to shutter
I want to sleep
He said 
Lie awake with me 
We will count our breaths
Merge our heart beats
We don’t have to speak
She said
I want to sleep
I wish I could sleep forever
He said
So you want to die 
What is death but endless sleep
She said 
I have longed for death’s kiss before
Attempted to force his lips on mine
I couldn’t do it
Happy I didn’t 
Because
To be dead is to be
Awake 
-M. Terry