Mela Blust


my bones are insatiable
sucking the inside
of my skin

i feed them men like candy-
their thirst, an ocean
filled with salty teeth

climb into the bed
of my womb,
and drown your sorrow

the way disease frees a soul
from the prison
of flesh




Mela Blust is a Pushcart Prize and three time Best of the Net nominee, and has appeared or is forthcoming in The Bitter Oleander, Rust+Moth, The Nassau Review, The Sierra Nevada Review, South Florida Poetry Journal, Collective Unrest, and many more. Her debut poetry collection, Skeleton Parade, is available with Apep Publications, and her full length collection, They Found a Woman’s Body, is available through Vegetarian Alcoholic Press. Mela is a contributing editor for Barren Magazine and can be followed at