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The Compromise of Desire

Poetry Microdose: Day Twenty-Seven

By Stevi-Lee AlverPublished 5 months ago β€’ 1 min read
The Compromise of Desire
Photo by Anthony Tran on Unsplash

my wings are nothing but little machines, you should

pluck them erotically & use their curves as frames.


what are these thorn-like things pumping

through my veins? my decision, free of desire,


was pure compromise. there was nothing left.

what is free of desire? describe the desire of compromise.


now, you may feed me the masochistic thorns of dead

roses & dismantle this catatonic ecstasy you call love.


give me a little injection of melody. this radiophonic

wind is the voice of rhythm. push them in, pierce


my skin & squeeze exactly seven drops of blood.

a terrified pleasure, a ritualistic pulse, rushes in.


Stevi-Lee Alver is an Australian writer and tattoo artist. She lives in the middle of Brazil with her wife. She loves bush walks and waterfalls but misses the ocean.

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Stevi-Lee Alver

Australian writer and tattoo artist based in Brazil. πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

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  • Grz Colm5 months ago

    You poetry is always so surreal! 😊✨ A great job.

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