Off Label – Jill Khoury

………………………………..Ablation via lithium fugues. Floating in taffeta.
………………………………………………………………………………………………………Then, to the

molestation. The ambulating of affiliate thumbs. She’s-gamine-he’s-a-nihilist. Blames
his gluttonies. Haste fuels him. He bungles the tubing.

………………………………………………………………………………..Goliath mutilation of the inlets. The thiamin isthmus. Absinthe. Bestial fetish. A tough snout. Mouthfuls of anathema— ululation. Isolate the fifth one; it’s mutable. It bleats, faithful even at stifling voltages. Get a hemostat; limit its mobility.

………………………..A blast, a sabotage. Shuttle her outside to autumn.

Her flashing teases
the bluet moths. The voile
tumbles. Mavens hum.

Jill Khoury earned her Masters of Fine Arts from the Ohio State University. She teaches writing and literature in high school, university, and enrichment environments. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous journals, including Arsenic Lobster, Copper Nickel, Inter|rupture, and Portland Review. Her chapbook Borrowed Bodies was released from Pudding House Press. You can find her at jillkhoury.com.

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