sinking, sodding, beneath the skin
beneath this laughter, this faithful, sturdy, reliable, overworked sinfaced smile stretching skin affirmative. lie.
beneath the smiles, the grievances, the justifications
the incantations and saddened voices of motherhood that do yell.
beneath the belly, hard and full
beneath, bloated. unrecognizable fragments unshored.
beneath water fading, fading, forever
in the shush, slush, sounds cementing, eyes unwanted.
beneath the hair
turn, grow, merge, twist, tangled dance along broken screams, schizophrenic mania
abruptly pours out of soul.
beneath the chin
uptight, upright, up about, almost sprouts, given to whim.
beneath the wisdom
only shadows that mistrust, no way, i can, i say, you show, i know. lies.
beneath your sin
we all sleep, stolid ghosts. discord corners day into night.
beneath this earth
i sprawl, you crawl, you pluck, my back swallows dampening darkness.
beneath the dream
this awkward dream,
you grow your age, you cut this cage,
wake me up to my nightmare.