By Lisa Barton, FAF Contributor

World

I do not want to be
your reliable laid back
afterthought so
cool-stylish-composed
there is more
I have insides to my insides
and some ain’t pretty

I want
the same things
what you keep for
sacred dears you exalted
for no purpose
decorating your landscape with
pink flamingos bordered by
tiki torches

I am
ferociousearthshattering
radiantnakeduncompromising
impatientunsatiatedsensuality
lovingfightingembracingglorious
life in a frame of bone and meat
barely contained, full to bursting
pushing you towards recognition
carving out MY landscape
crushing your fucking flamingos
and setting the shards on fire