withdrawal 

soft & mellow 

such sweet sick 

drawl 

like honey 

like molasses 

like cold 

like raw-

like shoulder 

like bedside 

like swell 

and gnaw. 
 

a tumbling 

a mess 

a sum 

of flesh 

a pour 

of soul 
 
a pained 

withdrawal. 

 

– Sheila C