Introspective Ramblings: “Service Needed”

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Allie McKean, Contributor

Editor’s Note: Introspective Ramblings is Amherst Wire’s poetry column, dedicated to showcasing student’s creative work.

 

 

 

Service Needed

cherish me

              sweet vanilla duvet

flood me with all the creamy memories

            that lean up against 

the folding in my brain 

                   and

                  color me in.

bathe me

                                  in concrete 

to make all the divisions of me

                                inseparable

from one thousand and one 

                                of anything.

river

christen the silver ring

           swallow the lasting tang

of metallic mellows and

                      don’t you dare be gentle with me

peel me back using thin white blades 

                     and wet me until my skin

                            leathers thick

                                       and reveal that

                           I am the ruse to 

                   layers I don’t quite understand yet

                   and that I am the very way a protruding skyline 

claws at the sunrise    

                                       but all I desire

                    lies within 

                                     the serene breeze that

                           cradles my chest

                   and in my name

                          echoing down my arms

                   and into my clenched fist

                  bellowing 

                            come back again

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