In celebration of National Poetry Month members of the bookstore facebook group, Ravenswood Books!, have been invited to submit a poem for posting here! They all have to be at least this good to get published.
HARD BOILED LOVE BY THE LAKE
Her eyes were like razor-sharp ninja knives. They ripped open my chest
and dumped my heart, my lungs, my liver, and my poor pulsating prostate
onto the baking hot Chicago sidewalk where the pile of guts
lay steaming in the sun
and I stood there trying to suck my breath through a two foot slice of bleeding meat.