Poets / Politics

I Will Know Your Love Was Real by Kathy Boles-Turner

Please refrain from metaphors
Made of heart-shaped paper,
And I will know your love was real.
Describe it glistening with viscera,
                        Not rose-scented.
Authentic emotion is far removed
From that bloody muscle laced with blue veins…
It’s down beneath the pasty brown stink
Of the liver, in the vicinity of the appendix,
That love throbs and twists–where it thrives
Or dies.
That muscle to the north
Keeps pumping on, uninterrupted,
Unaffected, as love gets ripped from the gut.
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3 thoughts on “I Will Know Your Love Was Real by Kathy Boles-Turner

  1. Kathy Boles-Turner is a wife, writer, photographer, and non-traditional university student recently returned to her home state of Tennessee. Kathy has spent small intervals of free time in the past three years compiling, ripping apart, and re-compiling her first full collection of words and images, Ramshackle Houses. Only the title and cover art have survived a brutal series of fevered revisions, thus far.

  2. Pingback: I Will Know Your Love Was Real by Kathy Boles-Turner | DarlinBlog

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