Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Numbed to the Procedure

                              © Jaya Suberg

Lifeless and limp..
the warm blood
of a bloated body
hangs heavy
in our hands

Animal sacrifice
to be plucked
for a feast

Survival mechanism
necessary to the tongue..
the gods will understand

numb to the grave
numb to the bone
numb in the stomach

numb is the cycle of carnage

-by  Scott Thomas Outlar

Scott Thomas Outlar hosts the site where links to his published poetry and fiction can be found. His chapbook "Songs of A Dissident" is forthcoming in early 2016 through Transcendent Zero Press, and his words have appeared recently in venues such as Words Surfacing, Yellow Chair Review, Section 8 Magazine, Angry Manifesto, and Literary Orphans.

Painting Courtesy: Jaya Suberg

Jaya Suberg was born in 1956 in Hagen, Germany. In 1980 she came to the “walled-in” city of Berlin and immediately felt  at a completely different universe.  Initially she worked the photographs and other materials into a collage diary, then  she started combining her photography with painting, drawing, digital collage and mixed media.  

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