auld lang syne – Madison Zehmer

after “Carol (2015)”


halcyon tunnels / kinetic dolls / 

                  goldfevers on your fingertips /


                                            / glass evaporation / glass eyes / glass rain / glass gloves /

                  the piano keys are melting / your hands on my shoulders are molting /


so you tell me what it tastes like to drown in seawater / 


                          leave me the next day / yellow wallpaper / yellow sighs / peeling / 

                                          as lips pressed together / flung out of space /


              the heavens still know my name on your tongue / exact and raw and holy /

              doomed as the vultures who feast on roadkill / late dusk /


the rot in their bellies is the rot in mine /