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Fool Me Once

by Matthew Zangen

All lies rot throats
before they itch an ear

blessing a lonely nose
to coddle the eyes
and part every stench
that festers thence

to twist the tongue
or feed the flies.


Posted on 08/22/2009
Copyright © 2020 Matthew Zangen

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Joe Cramer on 08/22/09 at 03:31 PM

"feed the flies"... this is wonderful, I could not rate this high enough.....

Posted by Alison McKenzie on 10/03/09 at 04:10 PM

Chilled on the bite of it. "Waiter, I'll take that frozen solid, please." Incredible.

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