Flamethrower Heart/Kindra M. Austin

Kindra M. Austin sets my steampunk soul afire with her flamethrower heart.

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I

I, girl-child

Deconstructed

Mother fix me

In your image

Go for the kill

Words are systematic

Reconstructed

Reassure you

Own my image

Go for the kill

I will be good

Words are systematic

 II

Glitch in the program

I am fifteen, black as rage

Against…

Words are systematic

You lacked my level

And I grew tired

You reeled me back in

Words are systematic

 III

I am good wife

Subservient

Mechanical

Learned behavior

Thanks to you, Mom

Words are systematic

Fuck when he wants

Eat when he wants

Sleep when he wants

Cry when he wants

Run when he wants

Words are systematic

 IV

Daughter, just a babe

Speaks to me the loving truth

And I break my bonds

I break the circle

I break free

See my flamethrower heart

I am mother lioness

I am real LOVE

I am individual

I am woman

I am truth

See my…

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Secret Heart

How many times  Had she revealed Her secret heart of hearts? She didn’t know exactly But suspected That sightings  Were rarer than those Of a phoenix in flight   She talked  Around it agiley Hoping to confound Lovers into thinking They had seen Everything There was to see Of her heart Of her depth   … Continue reading Secret Heart