skytrain ride

November 6, 2009 at 1:58 am Leave a comment

because of you
i smell the world
a sweaty sweetness
oozes from your bloodless pores

because of you
voices echo like castanets
and the clang-clang-clang
of a broken fan

because of you
my stomach jostles
my chest rasps
my eyes puff up
you’re a hungry snake
your fangs in wait

i orbit the city’s stink
like Jonah and his whale
then
the safe thud
the metal mouth heaves open
frees me–
briefly

as I step out
through metal doors
your glare follows me
like a hiss
or a Siren
waiting

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