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I'll eat you up.
Ruby jewels over pearl fangs,
Ivory hide with ebony shift.
Golden locks and smokey orbs.

I prey for you.
Your grin goes first.
Then your tongue --
I bite it off.
Slender claw --
Next to go;
Licked clean down to the bone.
Nails imbedded in your pelt,
Like flay knives
Tearing at your shell.

You're dead to me.
You clawed my chest
To pull my heart.
I've got nothing from you
But few limbs.
No need to thieve,
I promise.
You'll eat me up.



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PaigeStreet This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 12, 2012 at 8:44 pm
What an image cluster! The hard, shiny surfaces and the contrast to flesh! So image ridden. I love that about it.   
 
Mashley310 said...
Aug. 12, 2012 at 10:07 am
I really liked it! The imagery was amazing! :-)
 
orangechick18 said...
Aug. 10, 2012 at 2:31 pm
I really enjoyed reading this, it was very detailed. I loved it.
 
NG123 said...
Aug. 7, 2012 at 8:22 pm
The phrases "pearl fangs" and "flay knives" were my favorite. There's a lot of jewelry imagery in this. I also like the idea of eating a grin, not technically possible but it makes sense as a metaphor. The first three lines of the last verse didn't fit in with the rest of the poem.
 
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