The best way to a man’s heart
by Michelle Hartman

_____ _____after Laurell Hamilton

_____is six inches of tempered steel
briskly applied between his ribs.
Oh, four or five inches might
get the job done
but to be exact
you need six.
Ironic how phallic objects
are more desirable
the longer they are.
Anyone, who says size
doesn’t matter
has been using
knives that are far too short.

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