New Poetry From Julie Anderson, Part I

Over the course of the week, Featured Artist Julie Anderson is sharing previously unpublished work, as well as some of her favourites from her recently released book Secrets And Lies. Today she shares with us a previously unpublished poem, hand selected for Animal Heart Press.


Photo by Paul Carmona on Unsplash


Barely Visible 

trembling 
layers
of authentic spirit 
refused 
fissures of disassociation 
spiders web stuck to the base 
of the 
soul  
sensitive thoughts pushed to 
the side
in favor of our mother's motto 
be good, clean and kind
educated in the ways of humanity 
exploring delight
gorging on fleshy highs
what is right, is wrong,
disgrace 
quickly denied
culpability 
swallowed 
on shot after another 
seeking alternative 
means of relaxation 
longing for 
radioactive 

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