In Waiting- Kindra M. Austin

My newest on Sudden Denouement.

A Global Divergent Literary Collective

I waited at the back of his throat—

waited to hear him confess my name so I could come out from behind his teeth, and defend my claim

over him. Illusory love o’ mine

kept me cleaving to the bitter of his tongue; for all of her disdain he swallowed, I did

wash in, waiting.

We used to get shit-faced, and fuck each other mad, down by the river in

dew slick grass,

monstrous ‘neath the white-gold moon.

He’d give it to me good ‘til I was

howling, and scratching

bloodstained claws at that discerning watch

slung up high in sleeping cerulean.

I waited at the back of his throat—

waited for him to confess my name.

He didn’t.

Every time he chokes, he’s reminded of me.     


Kindra M. Austin  is an author (information on her book can be  found here) , artist, and a Sagittarius Valkyrie from the…

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  1. Hey, Kindra…
    I left this comment on (suddendenouement):
    I love these lines:
    “kept me cleaving to the bitter of his tongue; for all of her disdain he swallowed, I did
    wash in, waiting.”
    Wickedly fantastic writing. This poem of yours felt like a dark surrealistic strength within your work and really good.

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          1. I’m in the position of engine. I have to drive everything. It seems like people solve their problems by telling me there are problems, and then looking at me expectantly.

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          2. It is. It seems that our reward for being capable and responsible is to have to do everything for others who won’t do for themselves.

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          3. For me, I have a built in responsibility. Guilt comes in when I have my moods. Moods that say, ” fuck them. This isn’t your problem.” But the funny thing is that I think its all my problem. Because I’m the only one enlightened enough to make a difference.

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