by Aurelio Rico Lopez III
On that day, I was starving
And there was a gnawing
Sensation in my belly.
To my horror,
My stomach was
Eating my intestines.
Surprisingly, they were a
My stomach proceeded
To feast on my liver and pancreas,
And it wasn't long before
I was missing a spleen,
My ribcage, and a lung.
I devoured my esophagus;
Pretty soon I couldn't even savor
How good I tasted
For I had consumed my tongue.
As I started on my juicy brain,
My last thoughts were of dessert.
Those arms sure looked good.
© 2007 Aurelio Rico Lopez III
Aurelio Rico Lopez III is a self-diagnosed scribble
junkie from Iloilo City, Philippines . His poetry has been featured in
numerous print magazines and online zines such as Mythic
Delirium, Dark Animus, Illumen, Black Petals, Goblin Fruit,
Kaleidotrope, Sybil’s Garage, Aoife’s Kiss, Brew
City Magazine, The Shantytown Anomaly, and The
Horror Express. His horrorku chapbooks JOLTS
and SHOCKS are available from Sam’s Dot
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