2 poems by David L O’Nan : “Searing Hunger & I Wish I Could Picture Less Death”

Photo by David L O’Nan

Searing Hunger

Some hungry morning
A trembling hand of a hero, cuddled
tightly to anorexic bones  -
In grandmother's measles blanket. And
this is when I feel at home.

Not this tremor-brained nomad
Telling the tale of a brave soldier
Choking down butterscotch candies by handfuls.
Forgot me when the apostles were painting,
our cupid hearts in leather bibles.
So shall the smoke rings mingle with the death rattles
of a train whistle funeral.
Drink my coffee in, 
I was a child.

I hate the ways my stomach twists around these fading clouds
Inside
As bold as thunder and fading as easy,
an eyelid to a cotton pillow.

Surrender to the impetus of the anger that lives in this moon.
That moves the lunar magma oceans through my blood.
Always hungry,
Searing and shedding away.

I Wish I Could Picture Less Death

Honey, I feel possessed.
My hands are fabrications,
as the smoke billows from the binding buildings.
I see Brooklyn in your eyes,
Through the window of a 1919 Furniture store.  While
all your witchcraft posse seem more like
Hypochondria than magical.

We feel the wreaths of seasons fall,
As each season the lymphoma kills more and more. I
sit in flannel comfort pajamas and become more lurid,
than a cloud's massage.
As the curve of the morning erects me to the bones of a tomb.

Pass away with all the felicity,
and be woven into an angel's wing.
The luxury of nymphs will hold my body high like gold.
We will have to tiptoe across these bridges.
Until the illness wants to pull us undertow.

Bio below:
Meet the Fevers of the Mind WolfPack Pt 1: David L O’Nan & HilLesha O’Nan

By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

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