My Life

David Newell

My life is a ripe plum –
complete –
it has a worm in it.

I thought it was
a butterfly once –

it gnaws
and leaves a tunnel inside

with nothing in it
but butterfly shit

 
 
 

Also by David Newell
I Gotta Go to the Ocean / The Poem Said
Eyes Slide Off of Me / The Poem Said

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