O Mayeux Poems

“Three Ways Out” by O Mayeux

THREE WAYS OUT

I.

Anointed by his colours
I felt myself turn outwards,
never having felt
so spare and unusual
in these writhings
The curtains were useless
The door was unlocked

II.

Why must we always try
to rescue each other?
When we were children there were children
and we could not save them
They were darker
They had no schoolbooks

III.

Something within you
is something I lack;
hence the double-bound
desire not for you yourself
but to be locked in this bolero
To be inside of you
To eat you

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