The nettle eater. Always stinging.
Eats to numb – chews to chapel other pains.
Fingertips forever tingling.
The gorse slobberer. Her mouth eclipse
– caudle cabbage green.
Miss thistle seeds with blown out milk teeth,
lost her burr virginity to a breeze.
The nuisance gulper – law-law-lawnmower.
A perennial voice, apologising.
The thorn grinder. Fringe trimmer.
Stunned lips promise and pestle her vows.