bitterness sticks on the tongue
and fingers here
twittering slick ice-knife parable
a phD in pain from blunt instruments
serving up noble death as a
turd in the drinking water dialogue.
Have you tasted it?
Nothing good left here,
just methane – the daffodil scent of it –
filtering and eventually bruised yellow and away.
Let boys learn well,
sorry will not make it safe to drink yet.