Furiously Licking Sandpaper
Milo Paul (anything but he/him) is a musician hailing from D.C. where they are a member of multiple bands, including garage outfit Fleabath, post-punk group Other Victorians, and their folk-punk solo project Thee Trashcan. Subsequently, most of their social media is thee_trashcan, so look that up wherever and you’ll probably find them!
(A Photo of Milo Paul)
Furiously Licking Sandpaper by Milo Paul
butterflies in my stomach? no!
spiders in my arteries
anthrax in my thorax
can i get a grip?
i haven’t shaved in weeks so
i’m shaving my eyeballs
furiously licking sandpaper
biting off my nose
i want to be the four-eyed fool you let go stomping around
but i can’t find it in me to go on
fail as my body does, i flail as old girls do and i’ll
pick up the pieces just as sure as the ship sinks
thunder in my thoughts
it’s in my sleeves
This poem was written by Milo Paul.