Jordan Ranft

The Worms in My Brain Watch David Cronenberg’s The Fly

what’s wrong with
your skin like
               a cocktail dress
to reveal
               something stronger
than petty rubber
               look the disease in its mouth and
a love story
               stares back
a new philosophy to
               ooze and sizzle at your feet
sloshing to
               and fro inside a greening
wound like a clapper
               in a bell
a man in the machine
               he doesn’t fully understand
a kiss that melts the mouth
               ripening it
for the new mouth

Jordan Ranft is a writer living in NYC. He has been previously published in Bodega, Bayou, Rust + Moth, and elsewhere.

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