by Sean West


Fur is smokeless in frost

crackling like adrenaline


beneath pricked blue exosphere

glyphs make unfunny faces


yellowing baby teeth grin

anchored in gums burnt black


in the kitchen, a sour mouth

pauses for emphasis


pepto pink ears furl back

against anorexic skull


flesh flays like torture

in imperfect pockets


embers detonate

in their sockets


Sean West is a QUT creative writing student, avid slam poet and former QPF intern. His work has appeared in IBIS, The Tundish Review, QUT Inklings Zine, Veronica Literary Magazine, Freezeray Poetry (US), Pastel Magazine and These Frozen Moments, a Good Room Collective installation.

Image credit: tosa muu via Flickr, All Creative Commons. Image is a macro shot of frost crystals forming on a deep pink surface. 

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