Poem – “In the Oil”

In the Oil

For a time I am symbiotic with the oil
The grease is my flesh and I am the meat
A limbless monstrosity,
She who swims in the residue of gold
For a time I am drowning in glyceride

My heart lies a cooked mess in slimy ribs
Rabid dogs will covet them from afar,
In fear of the burning oasis of liquid fat
The dragon who swims in residue of gold
Losing scales of human in the sea of glyceride

©S. M. Shuford 2018
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