Menthol [E]

"...blood-banks go arid
when the constant is drain..."

Chewed up, spit out... no matter,
when illusions
are exhausted
they shatter.
It's a miserable thing when it's first discovered -
sucking on menthol one after other,
when the ripe give-and-take
doesn't have any give...
you cannot make love, nor enough so you live.
Reality's blind, when eyes are inverted...
no prize to be found - it's all been perverted.

Confused, betrayed... and shaken,
when the truth of
your feelings
are naked.
Tell me you love me then shit on my lawn -
I slip into vapor when the menthol is gone,
blood-banks go arid
when the constant is drain...
massaging your psyche, while I bear the stain.
You siphon my spirit, every ounce of it free...
this tank is now empty - find another to bleed.

Copyright © 2011 Stone Bryson. All Rights Reserved.
Written April 2011
About Stone...
Known in many (albeit small) online circles over the past 15 years, Stone Bryson is a poet, storyteller, and essayist. He is working on various writing projects, and lives what he describes as an 'analog life.' He resides in Jackson County, Missouri.

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