My veins filled with Karo syrup my uterus
bloated with raspberry jam my brain
a repository for marshmallow mayonnaise
brownies I walk like a zombie coyote robot
to the corner store in the undead of rural
Texas night hankering for a fried burrito
and a swallow of something fizzy.
Cars try to kill me because I am
mosquito distraction. The angels
are barbed wire around my spunky peppermint soul.
I ain't goin' nowhere no time soon.
Misti Rainwater-Lites has chapbooks available from Kendra Steiner Editions. She also has a ridiculous amount of self-published poetry collections and novels available at lulu.com. Sloppy Mouth, Misti's first full-length poetry collection published by someone other than herself, was due for release in April 2010.