Love Bites

by Robert Johnson & Thaïs H. Miller

 

Bite marks on cherubic cheeks?

Abuse

Release

Surcease

 

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.