Love Bites

by Robert Johnson & Thaïs H. Miller


Bite marks on cherubic cheeks?





Love will set him free

Prays she


Love Bites

Think              Kisses with ragged holes

See                 Bare wounds on him I bore

Sip                  Salty skin, laced with love

Walk               A Trail of Punctured, puffy

   once porcelain-pure skin now

                      Tread-marked from Maternal Rage


Fathom           A Precarious Perch on the Brink of Life

  From wife to mother to monster

  In one sitting.