The Couple

after The Couple by Louise Bourgeois and Cosmic Latte by Spencer Finch

Nathalie E. Amazan
Know Thyself, Heal Thyself

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Artist: Sazia Patel, 2020. Permission to use drawing granted.

I.
We embrace as snakes
eating the veins
on the sides of our necks
slurping venom
we didn’t know we had
until our arms grew long enough
to reach inside our mouths
pulling out each diabolical word
from our guts,
our feet never touched
the ground.
We hung ourselves from an image of beauty
we would never reach.
Together as…

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