Inspired by Veruca Salt’s “Seether” and “Volcano Girls”
and an erupt-
ion spill lava into
the blood, heating it
and flushing the cheeks,
your fingers curl, your nails
dig into your palms, words coil
from your mouth like snakes of ash
slithering around my neck, and the plume
dissolves leaving no mark but the stench of sulfur.
CHRISTOPHER IACONO lives with his wife and son in Massachusetts. He has been published in Zetetic: A Record of Unusual Inquiry, Dirty Chai, Pidgeonholes, among others. You can find him on Twitter: @ciacono1973.