“The Self-Help Section” by Vivian Underhill

Can I be blamed,

if sadness curls around me


and licking its whiskers?


I don’t fucking want sadness

Though I suppose it’s good

For poets


Eat me, please

Lick my bones clean and then –

Tell me,

What messages do you find

In the teeth marks of others?





Vivian Underhill lives in the mountains of Colorado and spends most of her time outside. She’s had words knocking about in her head since she can remember, and being an introvert, the written word has always been her favorite mode of communication. She loves snow, dark coffee, and feminism. vivianunderhill.wordpress.com