November 10, 2014

onychocryptosis (the feet trilogy, part iii)

gosh it's you again
carving the flesh
your favorite pastime
making it blush

mother of pearl
daughter of pain
pain and swelling
as it grows forward and nasty

deal with that then
as it bleeds from the tap
what you lost I lost too
it was pus and I drained it

podiatry is not cheap
but you better try harder if you want to kill me

j. g. laszyck (Columbus, OH, 1976)