day one

today i feel like an angry pit viper not
to be trusted my heart is dead empty
ALA dracula as black as coal and cold
as an iceberg as barren as artic due
north i mean i want to strike our draw
blood some hot cabernet burning my
tongue boiling in my mouth swish not
swallow this spit poison into the eyes
of strangers as they shiver and cower
today i’ll dare anyone to fuck with me


having known desire
having drank of pleasure
and purple pain
i stand in front of the mirror
a ghost stirring inside me
inside my musty mind
a hand and
suddenly a razor
rushing through me
day someday
one never knows

Copyright 2007 by Jeffrey Spahr-Summers.