Spontaneous Combustion

trace your lines
on my parchment skin
a paper trail of paraffin
igniting institutions
as i lick the singe
from your fingertips
lover, bind my hips
at their ivy gates
embrace me
as i capitulate
to the trembling roar
of my fiery daemons

~

M.G. Iannucci 2020

I was raised and validated by institutions; religious, legal, marital, political, economic, scientific, medical, educational, governmental. More than individuals, institutional societal has influenced my values. These structures are designed to resist change. They hold their light and a formidable collective shadow tightly bound. I have been a part of it and I am letting go. There is bliss in the awakened mind’s ignorance, and tenderness in this body untethered.

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