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  • Brogan Dinsdale

Monsters Dressed As Men

Updated: May 13, 2022

you were so empty you opened your legs to monsters dressed as men

swallowed spoonfuls of salt they called sugar

questioned whether it was a mispronunciation?

love lost in translation?

“please be gentle" you whispered

/ right before he split you in two

you closed your eyes

trying to transfigure truth

daughter, you weren’t that delirious

could see beneath disguise

prey and predator entwined

smile twisted into snarl,

boy who was really beast

licked his starving lips

and began to feast.


Brogan Dinsdale is an English poet who resides on a tropical island in Thailand. She prefers to live both barefoot and bare souled where the ocean meets the jungle. She is co-founder of Nude Studio and believes that authentic communication and creativity hold the power to raise our collective consciousness.

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