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 Alicia King
 Alicia King
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Alicia King is a fierce female, poet, and writer. She creates art and apparel inspired by the female experience with no f**ks given. You can...read more check out her poetry, apparel, and join her love-tribe of women on instagram: @aliciakingcreative
Issue 109 · poetry
free verse ·  
My husband’s skin
Is honey to me
All ripples and sugar
Ripples all sweet and sticky like blood
He cries as I drip
We creep out and spit
From between my legs
What is us, what is good
My skin is cream
With cinnamon speckles
Freckled and nestled
Into my pores like mud
I lay dry eyed and rabid
Desperate and wild
Wanting only to wail for my mother
To come
My blankets are folded,
Curled up and moulded
Into the gaps where our hands
Have run
From tiled floors to carpets
We lay and we squat
I fall and I rock
Turn over and wake then sleep ’till
I’m done


  1 week ago
very moving
  1 week ago
Damn that's sad and really moving thanks for the great read. It is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your experience.
  1 week ago
Wow!! I thought this was great and then I googled the title name 'cause I didn't understand that part at all. Mind-blown. This seemingly erotic poem is also incredibly moving, political, and almost brought me to tears.


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