Friday, February 21, 2014

Two Poems by iDrew


last week i gave birth
to the apprehension
that everything in the garden
wasn't rosy when you stopped
bringing me flowers
the way you used to do every week
you said the florist had closed
and you've yet to find another

(it seemed to me
you were starting to get good
with excuses)

the other night i gave birth
to the thought
you was losing interest
when you fell asleep
undressing me
you said you'd been doing
double shifts

(i think i now know what that means)

last night i conceived
another notion
you've been seeing some one else
an idea i couldn't abort
as it grew and grew inside me
so like in the film alien
this foetus was ready to explode
i sent a text to every girls' name
in your phone

you never said
you had a sister
who's now convinced that
you've got herpes and something else
grossly unpleasant

(now i'm giving birth to pups
that you'll walk out saying you've had enough)


i run to tell you i love you
but you chose to escape on wings
into an imagination
a nonchalant expression
a side step
so i crashed into the wall
head on

i told myself
be strong girl
wrote to the fairies
for guidance
all they just gave me
other people's teeth

so i used them to devotionally
eat your soul your thoughts
your pulse your fingers
until i'm full of you

and i want it all
to occupy me
in the silence of a dream where
i too am consumed and we
smile at each other across
a candle lit table

Writing under the name of iDrew to co-ordinate with her titles, Essex girl Drew has previously been published in various magazines both on-line and in print.  She is also a Pushcart nominee.  She enjoys shopping, boys and clubs but claims these are all merely research for her writing.  She is also one of the founding members of the Clueless Collective and can be found at:

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