war/lock, Lisa Marie Basile

war/lock

you are jealous of everything,
even the milk in my tits.
the flowers bedded
& found,
some imprint of beauty
that is not you.

& it is this,
this thing that you are,
you petulant & envious cripple,

that will drive me
near invisible palisades
as an animal with vertigo
having eaten its owner.

-- from war/lock

war/lock
by Lisa Marie Basile
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About Lisa Marie Basile

Lisa Marie Basile is the author of APOCRYPHAL (Noctuary Press, 2014) and a chapbook, Andalucia. She is the editor-in-chief of Luna Luna Magazine and her poetry and other work can be read in PANK, Tin House's blog, Coldfront, The Nervous Breakdown, The Huffington Post, Best American Poetry, PEN American Center, Dusie, and the Ampersand Review, among others. She’s recently been profiled in The New York Daily News, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, Poets & Artists Magazine, Relapse Magazine and others. She’s been nominated for the Best Small Fiction 2015 and Best American Experimental Writing 2015 anthologies, and she holds an MFA from The New School.