Tenderfoot

Anaesthetic

Author

Matt Norman is a Political Science and Philosophy student at The University of Western Australia.

He has been writing poetry for around four years and has been published in Voiceworks magazine.

 

by Matt Norman

Slip me hoops of
anaesthetic to feel through
Smoke rings to kiss through
I see all of your
buttons done and undone
Lids disappoint my eyes

Feed me through bars to lions,
who will defer when I beat my chest
and take only my rind
Expose my zest

Pin me to a gallery
wall with all those extra
arms you have and
paint me into it
If it’s all the same

Send me abroad so I can
parcel myself, smuggle in my
spare veins a lullaby
you’ll dream to
All those opiates