June 14, 2022

how to behave


rip the hem of your dress
take it above the knees if you like
leave it on the bank and
wear the moon instead then
dance on the edge of madness
make your kisses so hedonic that you make the devil blush
or go
but leave the dirt under your nails
feed the embers on your tongue
and when they try to choke them from you
so they can see your teeth before you have them begging on their knees
worship the earth you walk on
she will be there when the others are gone
and if you must pray
pray to the ancestors
they are wiser and actually listen
say no
spit out your words like you mean them
rip the hem of your dress
always carry a knife
and learn to fish