A BRIMFUL OF GRIM – A.G. Diedericks & Kindra M. Austin

 

I walk the streets, brimful of grim

a former empath, deformed

with a Stephen Hawking-sized

black hole in my chest

 

At night I chisel the cemetery of us

blurred visions leave my veins with an incision

I siphon the blood back into our old skeletons

reprieve my solitude

 

The moon is a phantasm—

a projection of you

Your cold white face casts shadows

of me against these cobblestone streets

and up the sides of Tudor buildings—

I am a colossus,

brimful of grim

 

In an L.A. riot, I lie quiet

under a monochrome sun,

and listen to the unison of us—the way we were, uncanny

The earth vibrates underneath me; defibrillator, ascertain my heartbeat

 

Ever since you left, every woman I meet plays her part in a ménage

á trois with your mirage

Cosplay lovers;

I think you would love the homage

 

The sun’s beams envelope me,

a yellow shroud melting

Saturate my winter soul—

memories of you coagulate

in my arteries, thick cholesterol

You are my heart disease

I crave the taste

 

Insatiable, the revenant of you

I climb into your climate

A masochist, unable to resist—tie me up, let me hang,

suspended in the mist of you

 


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As for A.G.. you can find more of his work here

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21 thoughts on “A BRIMFUL OF GRIM – A.G. Diedericks & Kindra M. Austin

  1. AG/Kindra,
    This piece pulled me in and suffocated me with its pounding and unrelentingly dark beauty.
    I felt like I was in the middle of an unhealthy, codependent relationship gone wrong. I’ve been here, with others and with myself.
    I think you’ve written about a topic which most people can relate to in one form or other.
    The dark can be so appealing and addictive, feeding our self-hate and nourishing our self-doubt, offering up punishment for imagined deserving reasons.
    I love the powerful writing and enveloping sense of doom and gloom.
    Wilde xo

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    • “This piece pulled me in and
      suffocated me with its
      pounding and unrelentingly
      dark beauty.
      I felt like I was in the middle
      of an unhealthy,
      codependent relationship
      gone wrong.”
      High praise from you! I agree about it being an addiction. Its always a huge compliment for me when the reader can relate to my/our work. This will always be a special piece for me on a personal level. Thank you ever so much.

      -A.G.

      Liked by 2 people

  2. Thank you very much for the beautiful compliments, Mia. We were able to conflate our own experiences, and I think it was a good match. Your analysis is spot on, it was unfinished. I’ll be posting A BRIMFUL OF GRIM 2 in the near future.

    -A.G.

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