Murder Your Darlings

by | Sep 6, 2011 | Poetry

My back, the water slide, waits

for the gaggle of middle school girls

that are your fingers to queue up

around my hips.


I want to know the taste of your days

as it washes off your face, down

your chest and stomach.


The steam muffling the mirror erases

our amputated sentences. We’ll keep

revising the letters.





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About The Author

J. Bradley

J. Bradley is the author of Bodies Made of Smoke (HOUSEFIRE, 2011). He is the Interviews Editor of PANK Magazine and lives at