A POEM by AUTUMN C

WHATEVER BUT I WANT YOU TO


light me on fire i

will emblaze you my ashes

clump and clay to form the shape of (man)


tell a tale make me believe it i will hold my gaze

until you forget everything but me only me

convince me to dissect humanity to never put back its


shards unbroken build me an altar of pyrite carve

every strand of braided stone weave

songs of praise amongst another watch


the guy step on the top staircase think

about pushing him off i want to see

small tragedies like Echo’s death


and send Icarus his downfall i want to

lick red stains off my forehead

but girls playing god are still mortal

 

Autumn C (she/her) wrote this in a doctor’s office. She kind of hates this poem. You can find her @autumnplusc on Twitter.