Gendered Self-Destruction

Fumbling into sex,
whiskey and cigar fix
is a man’s game;
Be a lady!
Your waste is
wine coolers, merlot,
minty, thin cigarettes—
set sexily in a delicate holder.
Did not know
self-destruct is gendered.
Will it matter
if skin is sliced
with hunting blade
or kitchen knife?

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H.M. Jones

H.M. Jones is a mother, writer, teacher and poet. She is the author of Monochrome, the B.R.A.G Medallion dark fantasy about postpartum depression and the beauty of memories. Monochrome will be released,by Feminine Collective Publishing, marking the books third incarnation. Along with a few self-published poetry books, H.M.'s poetry will be featured in three different anthologies in 2015 and 2016. When she's not mothering, teaching, or writing, she is weaving, kickboxing, pulling in the canoe or reading.

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