stop eating my shit

Sierra Ventura
Content Warnings
Body HorrorDeath/Suicide
"i froze a pomelo to throw through your window..."
Dec 28, 2020 9:50 PM

i froze a pomelo to throw through your window

i eat the glass and let it slide between my teeth

sometimes i like it

sometimes i watch Jim Bakker and his new wife

open barrels of imperishable food 

it reminds me that i can't breathe

when my head's out the car

window, going 90 down 580 east. sometimes 

i wish for death, other times i'm just hungry 

like that time i took a circular saw to my chest

for an overpriced hamburger and all you did was film me screaming


a stranger on the internet said the embarrassment

would pass and to regulate my moods,

so don't ask me if i know about David Koresh            

don't make me Amo Bishop Roden

i'm not here to be put on trial 

i just want the six-pack of Top Ramen you stole                        

before i fall asleep forever

surrounded by trumpets and pale horses

i want people to dream of this day                        

and subsequently catch fire

SIERRA VENTURA is a queer performer and writer slumming it in the East Bay. She currently attends Mills College in Oakland, CA where she is studying English, with an emphasis in creative writing. She has been published in The Forum, The Walrus, and Odd Compulsion. Her work has been compiled in the following chapbooks: Subhuman Sprawl and STYLE IS A FRAUD. Her first full-length poetry collection, Rituals, can be found under your local freeway overpass.