Tender Thorn Wounds / When Love is a Rose – by ADAM BROWN

Tender Thorn Wounds

 

Melting desire

inside the cornucopia

of flourished corneas

 

Black on black

smeared lipstick

in the shape of

a heart

 

Pulled teeth

and bitter roses

stapled to the vest

of mortuaries

 

Sweet pain

makes for

the best

company

 

 

When Love is a Rose

 

Push the barriers

To the next phase

Of enlightenment

 

Love is a four

Letter word with

Thorns and a psychotic

Break in the middle

 

You can taste

The fresh blood

That trickles from

Your fingers

 

As you cling

To the last

Shreds of

the best feeling

you’ll probably

ever experience

***

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Adam Levon Brown is a published author, poet, amateur photographer, and cat lover. He is an editor at Creative Talents Unleashed and a book reviewer for Five 2 One Magazine. He has been published in dozens of venues, including Burningword Literary Journal and Yellow Chair Review. Adam can be contacted via his website at http://www.AdamLevonBrown.org where he offers free poetry resources.

 

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