you're beautiful

(like charred lingerie on sweltering skin)

artificial suicide s p r e a d s (around you)
like cancerous

fingers outstretched to touch
intertwining arteries which
p al pa tate

the heart (into submission)

don't let it

just uncoil the double helix (of
DNA) and


for a genetic mis/hap.

(beauty/perfection is over/under/too