Tips for a clean breakup



First, fumigate

Your cell walls fresh-free

of their love.





poison barbed

bitter nothings

must be dumbly plucked from each pink pore,

thrown to landfill,

labelled 'Hazardous biowaste, may cause hideous burns'.


Third, make re-chaste your newly bleach-scoured bone and blotted clean flesh 

with a sore blessing of Domestos and cloves.


something new something old something stolen something dead


Fourth, hasten hair growth with sea kelp supplements

Pretend pretend pretend they work with a flick of your peeling wrist and a roll of your ash-dry eyes

Cover your scalp with a mane that they have never knotted or tenderly mangled, 

the two of you ashen with that skippy, gleeful dread.


Finally, a crown of polished teeth, doesn't matter whose, meandrous and chipped, 

greased until your elbows chafe


so everyone knows she has been sterilised

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◄ #2 (my mad friend)

#3 (sister mine) ►


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