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your body is a wonderland



john tripped
on stage
landed gently
in my arms
and asked,
is this the armpit
i shrugged it off
and replied
i love you
john i am going down
town, john

now my face is rosy
like the sunday orchid
i hear the organs

gut me
grateful dead
a wet kiss from
real gods

this actually is the armpit
and it feels
like pompeii

i gave up underwear
nothing to hold

so hot
a heavenly figure
i’m losing it

Marshall Woodward is a writer born & raised on the Gulf Coast. His first poetry collection, CLOWN STAR, was released by Gutslut Press in February 2022.

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