“Parasite of the Sun” – Haiku IV

[Originally published as the second half of Cosmic Love.]

31—
Cruel yet so lifeless
You are black holes, mannequins
Quivering in waste

32—
The slender bones dance
Piano hammers beneath
Blue veins of your feet

33—
There’s no substitute
For disjointed faces, peals
Of mocking goblins

34—
Lust faerie atop
A crystal ball suspended
In blinding white cell

35—
Cathedral ruins
On a granite pillar waits
Time-corrupting imp

36—
Sacred as solstice
You’re septic as the pearl milk
From the moth’s stomach

37—
Rhinestone-studded spine
Drench me in melted plastics
Synthetic cancers

38—
Snail shells line the beach
Sunstorm on the horizon
I have no shadow

39—
Banana isle wafts
On heartwaves, pulse sleepily
Into starvation

40—
Temples of enslaved
I ate the heart from his chest
And awoke threadbare

Copyright © S. M. Shuford 2018
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