We understand the Alien monster.
The terrific propagation of species,
a matter of no small personal interest,
an exoskeletal pleasure at hand.
A seed has been planted
deep inside this generation,
a parasitic consumption
of emotional nutrition.
You know how this story begins,
the double jawed glares
teeth snapping within teeth
appetite swelling within appetite,
something writhing inside you.
TREVOR TINGLE has tried and failed to sail around the world. He lives with his wife and son in New Orleans and has been published by or has work coming out in Natchez Poetry Contest, Jersey Devil Press, and Maple Leaf Rag 5. He was the Guest Editor for the January 2014 issue of Dead Flowers: A poetry rag.