Dear Heart, How Like You This? by Cody Davis

Dear heart, how like you this?
Stampede of insects,
Legs of six,
Sidle through openings
In throat and nose
Feel walls with anttena
Journey deep into pipe drains.

Patter claws across sponge lungs
High off of fumes
Dance your rhythms to brothers
Drop your waste into black tar

Slop your way through pink tissue
Jaws slide like steel blade
Push your bodies through opening
Into hollow larder

Prepare acid to seep
Through muscle and marble
Until a hollow gourd

Dear heart, how like you this?
To be stripped of your meat
And the hollow cavity
To be filled with bug shit.

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