Steve Gerson

Shrill

!shrill, the world screaming
an animal/shredded/
in a steel trap

dead winds stilled:
inverted syntax(airlessly)
smothering

XXChromosomes
muffled by Y-grinning
teeth

gnashing
a child’s shriek in phones wincing
wire[cage] detention

life unruled in fractured families
speaking tongues in dry blood
beneath brd tweets in leafless trees

About the Author

Steve Gerson writes poetry and flash about life’s dissonance and dynamism. He’s proud to have published in Panoplyzine, Route 7, Poets Reading the News, Crack the Spine, and many more.