My Black Dahlia Poison Caterpillar, poem by David L O'Nan at Spillwords.com
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My Black Dahlia Poison Caterpillar

My Black Dahlia Poison Caterpillar

written by: David L O’Nan

@davidLONan1

 

What I needed is your new lip poison
Overnight in the broad starry folds
A lush for your black dahlia eyes,
As sonnets written to the midnight crescent
Shall turn to meaningless words.
Of fake crystals, and gentle scarlet fainting.
The caterpillar walks up the paper walls
I watch as it becomes weak,
and it sits on the ceiling.
Depressed into asbestos honey
Knowingly it shall never rule as a butterfly.
The tipped arrows dipped in a Nepalese poison
Took my wandering mind to that of a struck animal,
Or some infected star.
Ripped from its plug in the welkin.
I want to be the naked soul in the body-bag
Hitting the rocks from the waterfall.
In one of your DMT chain link fences
A diamond floats in the brook.

David L O'Nan

David L O'Nan

For nearly 20 years I've been creating poetry & stories using imagery as the main course. I like to make my poems be felt deeper to the reader & make them think. I've been reading poetry in many venues in Southern Indiana, Western Kentucky & New Orleans, Louisiana. I've been published in a few books & I've got several of my own that I have self-published. One of my goals from this is to help my family & also fund towards future books. Whether it be self-publishing or having another avenue of publishing done. I have books on Amazon including "The Famous Poetry Outlaws are Painting Walls and Whispers", "The Cartoon Diaries", "All of Our Fears in Tunnels" and "Reflections". I have also contributed & edited several anthologies including my own "The Fevers of the Mind Poetry Digest" Issues 1-3, "Avalanches in Poetry" which is a collection of art, poetry, stories celebrating the life of Leonard Cohen. Writing inspired by him. I have several influences. Beat poets, musicians, Anne Sexton & Sylvia Plath's anxiety based works & even instrumental music helps me with writing.
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