“Bodies,” “Another Failed Poem about Unrequited Love,” and “Synesthesia” – Poetry by Lauren Milici

Sensuality - Franz Stuck, 1891
Sensuality – Franz Stuck, 1891

“Bodies,” “Another Failed Poem about Unrequited Love,” and “Synesthesia” are three  darkly sensual poems by Lauren Milici featured in our Spring 2016 issue.

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“Bodies”

STILL. TOGETHER WE
smell of burning; lit votive

                             candles. Hit me, he said
                             so I did. Save me, so

I did. Right through new sheets, bled
and fucked like glass breaking. Once

                             tasted; skin, like unfinished portraits.

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“Another  Failed  Poem  about Unrequited  Love”

WHEN YOU DREAM
of me your wife

is dead. I wear nothing
but thigh highs and hot

desperation. I wait
at the foot of your bed,

in the dark.

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“Synesthesia”

WHEN IT DISSOLVES
on your tongue,
stare out
at the bay.

Say, We need this.

Let her tremble
beside you.

Remind her
why she’s
here.

Watch her nod
as if your lips
were God.

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10649877_525377754300908_2045964925154100198_nLAUREN MILICI is a poet and journalist who believes that the best art is derived from naked honesty. She frequently posts drafts, sketches, and musings at her website, laurenemilici.com.

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