Wednesday 16 June 2021

See Me Die

by Nick Gisburne

Seize the pulsing muscle of the heart
Tear it from the chamber of my chest
Crack me open. Split my skin apart
Sacrifice the soul I once possessed
Thrust your thumbs to blind my bleeding eyes
Smash the skull and kick me as I fall
Slaughter me, the woman you despise
Cut my corpse to pieces. Burn them all
Feed my bones and bowels to the crows
Grind the smoking scraps they will not eat
Trample them as dirt to decompose
Mutilate the memory, the meat
    See me as I suffer. See me die
    See me, in the nightmares you deny