Eat the Shy Ones

Dribble drool,


no sound to mediate with teeth,

these square jaws attempt their fit into round holes–

imperfect home.


Bashful babes in circus shoes

run with scissors,


like Slasher Flick Man

with blades swinging.


Eat the shy ones,

peel back fleshy envelopes

of reckless hush,

abandon the hairs worth speaking…

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