Everything and the Whiskey

You cut, bare-assed
and howling beneath her
hood and your brother’s basement.
I watched, tucked
and shorn, as you took
a swan’s dive down, down,
down, the crack of her
silver studded clasped
ass and swallowed
everything and her
Mama’s whiskey
breath on the back of
your neck hitching a ride
with a thundering pulse
long into the sunset,
dodging mirages
in the sticky heat
and your cocaine glow.

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Nicole Lyons

Nicole Lyons is a force of nature disguised as a writer, a social activist, a voice for the downtrodden, and a powerful poet with a delicate touch. She is a published author and poet featured in the books Feminine Collective’s RAW&UNFILTERED VOL I, Love Notes From Humanity; The Lust, Love, & Loss Collection, and Stigma Fighters Anthology Volume One. Her essays and poetry have also been featured in numerous literary collectives. Her debut book of poetry HUSH, published by FC Media will be released in April 2017. Nicole was inducted into The Mental health Writer’s Guild in 2015 for her work on The Lithium Chronicles, Psych Central, The Mighty, and the International Bipolar Foundation. She is a speaker and event coordinator with a Canadian nonprofit that focuses on suicide awareness and prevention in children and teens, and she lives a good life in beautiful British Columbia with her brilliant daughters and amazing husband. From a sunny porch beautiful British Columbia, Nicole is enjoying a glass of wine, and working on her second collection of poetry.

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