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My dreams shall shape my future and help me understand that the world I live in is a simulation.

Zygomaticofacial Foramen

Hello sir, I love death in your eyes.
Can you teach me the basics of survival?
I’ve craved the forgiveness of many,
but selfishness has caused their decline.

Sightless eyes hold death’s kiss upon chapped lips.
Can you design for me revenge?
I’ve craved the tissue,
with no knife can cut blood.

Hello sir, I love death in your eyes.
I’ll navigate along the maxilla,
make my way to the zygomaticofacial foramen,
where lamina papyracea of the ethmoid is my objective
and soon I’ll gain vision, I‘ll see death‘s kiss.
Might I get a chance to touch these coarse lips?

Hello sir, can you see death in my eyes?

Categories: Poetry

Comments (6)

  • Raheema Muhammad . January 13, 2013 . Reply

    Superbly done. Wonderfully dark. Loved the ending and the way things fell into place most.

    There was a point where I was scratching my head over the body parts mentioned, and began to feel like quite the idiot. However, that didn’t take away from the poem.

    In fact, I think that might’ve added some bizarre kind of fascinating charm to the whole thing. *insert shrug*

    Maybe I should just call myself a lover of the strange and unique. Either way, I enjoyed this. Thanks for posting. Keep writing. Don’t ever stop.

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . January 13, 2013 . Reply

      Thank you so much, and thank you for stopping by and reading, Raheema. I was afraid some people would not understand what I was talking about, so I added a diagram. I do not want to insult anyone, and I do not want people feeling like an idiot after reading my work. I usually let the reader decide, come up with his or her own interpretation of the piece, but I wanted this poem to be more technical, complex. I’m glad the complexity did not take away from this poem and you enjoyed it. I too am a lover of the totally strange and unique. I will never stop writing, Raheema. Again, thank you so much for stopping by and reading my work. 🙂

  • Bell . January 13, 2013 . Reply

    “Can you design for me revenge?” is my favorite line. You’ve picked a challenging theme — brutality/cruelty/indifference — which would merit an entire book, or cycle.

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . January 13, 2013 . Reply

      Thank you, Bell! I have been thinking about creating another piece, a piece that feeds off of this one, slightly. Thank you for stopping by and reading! 🙂

  • Beth Winter . January 13, 2013 . Reply

    Love how this circles back and turns the beginning around, Brad. <3

    • (Author) Bradley Howington . January 13, 2013 . Reply

      Thank you so much, Beth dear. ♥ 🙂

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