Lover, I feed
on my prey, like an unkindness
of ravens, circling a carcass,
set to be ravished. I will devour you
to plug my boredom and loneliness. I am empty,
a vessel subsisting on blood-lust.
I am a parasite. If you love me, teach me to be my own
Carolyn D. Elias’ work has appeared in Sassafras Literary Magazine and East Jasmine Review. You can learn more about her at www.carolyndeliasauthor.squarespace.com or follow her on twitter @CarolynDElias.
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