2022 Issue > Poetry > Daisy Chains
"Rage of Her Convictions"
by Jeff Weiland
The lure of rich men could not have kept me untainted
Do not buy if seal has been broken
Saint Slut and The Big Man on top
I climbed upon manhood and wrenched my flower from its hands
The peonies of my blood
Every tulip in my eye
And the bleeding hearts between my teeth
I found myself waking to the Sunday eyes of a girl named Bear—
Rainbow rays sprout from the carpeted floor
Rain bones in labyrinth corners of Junque Stops Here Antiques
Rain bowtied into Badger Bros coffee steam
Blood of Christ chased with a Mountain Dew
Lisa Chu is an introverted performer of life. She aims to retire early from her lifelong career as a people-pleasing normie to pursue a new path of baring her naked truth through poetry. A forlorn lover of sunsets and Krave cereal, she is driven by her unsatiated hunger for self-discovery.
Jeff Weiland graduated from UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County in the 1980's and has always enjoyed photography.