TRINITY MOHR

 is a double major in Communication and English

with intentions to go

to grad school for

Library & Information Studies. She runs the club UB Poets,

so if you’re interested

in joining, email her at trinitym@buffalo.edu.

Porcelain Relationship

I’m familiar with his porcelain contours

Smooth and cold to the touch

Lately I find myself down on my knees for him

Bruises forming against the cold tile floor

Gagging on his bleach cologne

Causing my throat to burn with the exhale

Choking as he forces me to hold my breath

Tears springing to the corners of my eyes

Until a release comes that I refuse to swallow down.

A Final Act of Desecration (1)

i’m sitting outside watching a murder

crows turned to vultures

circling the dead cat below

swooping down to pick at the exposed fibula

corpse quickly becoming only fur and bone

once a godly creature

but these vultures have no such respect for

any of her nine lives

no remembrance of her womanly purrs

that once craved affection

now this corner of the parking lot

behind the bar has become her stage

 

A final act of desecration.

A Final Act of Desecration (2)

                               vultures

circl              e

                 the exposed  

                no              respect

            of          woman

       h       e      craved  

   this  

 

                       desecration.

crows turned to vultures

circling the dead cat below

own to pick at the exposed fibula

vultures have no such respect for

any of her nine lives

no remembrance of her womanly purrs

that once craved affection

now this corner of the parking lot


A final act of desecration.

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