Galaxies in Your Eyes

by Austin Lawrence


I saw galaxies in your eyes
reminiscent of a junkie’s angel.
The tourniquet tied
tight. Euphoric bliss. Strangle
the veins that stretch out to limbs.
Collapsed under the pressure
of a hypodermic syringe,
hoarding black pearls like treasure.
Monkey weight heavy on your back
all rheumy eyed and sick.
Blistering tracks
on your arms, from needle sticks.
Junky angel’s in the galaxies pray for the end of an epidemic.
Opiate addiction, fueled by pharmaceutical etiquette.

Austin Lawrence is a student of English and Philosophy at Cleveland State University. He resides in Cleveland, Ohio and is working on expanding his professional portfolio.


June 2018

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