An Axe to Grind


Some hurts cut too deep
And cleave us to the very root;
Be wary of those you call friend
When they might think otherwise.



Petrified, my heart
Refuses your vain entreaties
Deny the charm of your
Silver-plated words
Which do insinuate
Like cold serpents.
Give me your kiss of sin
So I may spit the poison
Into the well of your being
Which I devour —
A rapacious beast.