My Mirror

My Mirror


There’s a gnat flying

around in the depths of

my stomach, trying

hard not to be shit

out the other side,

and his wings

are fueled by

hopes and dreams


And all the rejections

and heartaches and

emotional pains I’ve

had to swallow,

comes down like a

hail storm of broken

glass for the only

part of me left that

still feels like it’s flying


But I can’t stop

chewing on my mirror

because it tastes like

nothing I’ve ever had

before, and it keeps me

going back for seconds


© Copyright Volatalistic Phil 2013, Crushed Black Velvet


Dirty Laundry

Dirty Laundry

Grey overcast sky above,
cool breeze, headphones on

I’m watching and I’m walking,
like a stain in a sea of women
who smell like fresh laundry,
looking for bleach

Languid and hungry, we slog
forth, waiting for a laundry day
that never comes

We are all such

Clean your hands
on my shirt,
before you leave