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Eggs Benediction


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

In the absence of slotted spoons,
my hands grift you from the roiling
pan, cradle you in china.
 

Soldiers muster to guard you
while blistered, untended fingers
seek salve in itinerant silence.
 

Dermis destroyed; third degree
nerve death, while you, coddled
in your sibling sentinel, grow cold.
 
 

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Polyxena

I tried in vain to clothe your bones
with muscle, flesh and supple skin
to hold the brittle sticks within,
 

protect them from the hoary crones.
But marrow seeped across the sheets
and stained the mattress cold as stone.
 

I watched as tendons stretched, wore thin
and tried in vain to clothe your bones.
 
 

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Ice Storm

She locks them in a cupboard safe from harm,
four little funghi hidden in the dark,
until the raging storm gives birth to calm.


A single blue flash serves to raise alarm,
the dog roused from her slumber starts to bark,
she locks them in a cupboard safe from harm.


Her beauty now no longer serves to charm,
as always, vengeance will be swift and stark,
until the raging storm gives birth to calm.


The thunder in his mood she can’t disarm,
before his fisted fury leaves its mark
she locks them in a cupboard safe from harm.


The blows that rain are interlaced with smarm,
they soak her skin but fail to douse her spark,
until the raging storm gives birth to calm.


Their tender looks will be her salve, her balm,
when shifting glacier scrapes its chattermark.
She locks them in a cupboard safe from harm
until the raging storm gives birth to calm.

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