“Deep Throat” by Jonathan Holmes

April 9, 2018

This poem is part of our #BlackLivesMatter special issue, guest-edited by Katrina Otuonye. Read more at our #BlackLivesMatter2018 tag.

“Deep Throat” by Jonathan Holmes

I remember
I shivered when you touched me.
Lips quivered you whispered
Everything so bitterly.
I remember I remember repetition.
I said it once
I knew you didn’t listen so I said it again.
I remember you starving yourself.
Withering
Wandering to far away places.
I remember rolling over.
Sober.
Only to find that you were not what
I thought you were.
There you were
Aligning your body with mine
Sizing me up.
I remember deciding to
Resist.
I remember it being
Too late.
I remember lying there.
Curdled words in a pool of venom.
I remember being thankful that you
Swallowed me whole.

 

Jonathan HolmesJonathan Holmes is a writer and adventurer based in Michigan. He’s currently working in advertising while finishing his first chapbook.

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