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Fetid Fervor

Sylvia Madaras '16

Let my feet rot first
and slip, unceremonious, back into dirt
Oh, God
Let me be soiled.

My rancid entrails liquefy
and sickly sweet, let my blood return to dust
Hollow my bones like bells, and forgotten

Lord.
Decompose me.

Every cavity and curve
This body has been coveted –
Skin me.

Just
take me
Home.

Published by: in Issue 2: Spring 2014, Volume 70

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