AFFLICTION – Kindra M. Austin

What do you mean to me? No

goddamned clue. But I know I’m

in deep blue like with you, boy,

when you stand on the corner

of nineteen hundred

and eighty-seven,

wearing black kohl eyes, and that

Robert Smith hair.


Toss me a menthol ciggie, then

take me by the hand;

pull me straight out of myself,

and into the back alley where

your beast heart beats. 


Let me smear your painted lips

with my gin soaked tongue—

you’re so fucking pretty.  


Make me the object

of your affliction.


Kindra M. Austin is an author (information on her book can be found here), artist, and a Sagittarius Valkyrie from the state of Michigan—Go Detroit Red Wings! She likes her drinks corpse stiff, music loud as fuck, and classic big block muscle cars. You can find her filing through the souls of the slain at poems and paragraphs.]

83 thoughts on “AFFLICTION – Kindra M. Austin

  1. Let me smear your lips with my gin soaked tongue
    How daring this twist
    Ah my liquid of choice
    I will keep this image
    Forget who I am
    I will be the bottle
    May you please pour
    As Sheldon Yoursly

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  2. It is amazing to me to see the response to your writing. You are a superstar. Thank you for allowing us to publisher your poetry. When a piece like that gets published it makes all of the toil worth it. I know I say it a lot, but you are very special writer.


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    • It really is a privilege to have my work published here, on Sudden Denouement. I caught sight of this collective early on, and I count myself fortunate to be a a part of this group. Thank you so much, Jasper. I love you all. The talent here is elite, and I learn from every member ever day. ❤

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