Poisoner & Pin (Poem Every Day: 4)

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No truth escaped through the gaps in my teeth


Even when I'm wrapped in carpenter's yellow


When the pitch black of believing turned me a fool


Laughing as a sign that something is wrong inside


Something is blocking the arteries, corroding the veins


What a jester I am, with tarot cards on my sleeves


The hanged man, the tower, death, and the lovers


A poisoner's sorrow for the poisoned


Crucify me like a butterfly, like a moth


Pin me to the board with my wings dried to dust


An esoteric love that runs across the creases in my palms


Mechanical ticking in the gypsy's glass case


A card comes out that only says "You're doomed." 


You've made me a fool with a fortune teller's shawl


Cast about and made to think our hands were aligned


But I'm buried in canvas stained an emerald blue


I'm put into the earth without a heart, without you


Pen me the things you're too afraid to speak


Allow me the blessing or conduct me a curse


But do not lead me by the collar to the hearse 


I need to know what the cards are reading


If I'm dead and in love, or just simply bleeding 


Lead paint splinters in the back of my neck


The crushed-shell glow of carmine red


Spin me a tale, a lie, if you must


But I need something, anything, lust


You're my chariot, my temperance, my devil


The star, the moon, a sun, a freckle


It's all reading backwards to where we have been


I love you in yellow, my poisoner and pin

Created: Apr 04, 2014

Tags: poem every day, poison, yellow, carmine, rhyme, red, pin, blue, love, poem, poetry

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