Addiction, poetry by Ricky Hawthorne at Spillwords.com
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Addiction

Addiction

written by: Ricky Hawthorne

@searsjames

 

That’s how they found me…

Kneeling
Bloated and bruised
A satiated bee
Dripping with nectar
My vacuous crucifix spent and
Cradled between swollen fingers
Its ecstatic brew drawn
Deep into my crowded soul
Defying fate’s final expression
Smiling, always smiling
The last hit the sweetest…

 

That’s how you weep for me…

Kneeling
On knees that gleam
Of polished marble
Pulsing
Compliant to discomfort
Bone eroding stone in interminable retribution
Intercession by intercession
A sacred necklace
Draped and drained by feather fingers
That once unlocked the ribbons in my hair
Earnest, always earnest
The last Amen the hardest

Ricky Hawthorne

Ricky Hawthorne

MAY 2019 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords.com
Short listed for the Bridport Poetry Prize 2015
Graduate of Warwick University
Triple honors in Literature, Theater and Film
Ricky Hawthorne

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