Tame

 

the skin peels off my face
……………..Cheap tears of bone
organs collapsing, unlace
then stitch ligaments.

moving spinal columns
……………..I watch my body
remove my inner symptoms
then cover up

pushing against stretched leather
……………..Cut me up for fun
in amongst the forest heather
displace the poison

red staining pale white
……………..Teeth elongating
reaching to take a bite
of something

fragmented movements jar
……………..The forest’s quiet
a howl can scar
the hollow space

 
 

Part of The Learned Pig’s Wolf Crossing editorial season, spring/summer 2017.

Image credit: Tom Jeffreys, Espoon Keskus, Finland, 2014

 
 

The Learned Pig

Rachel Munford

Rachel Munford is a Scottish poet and writer based in Glasgow. Writing poetry for nearly 2 years, she loves the work of poets both old and new. Graduating with a degree in Journalism and creative writing in 2016 from the University of Strathclyde, she has pursued both subjects in her spare time while working in the real world for the time being.