Feathers on the Ground

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I one time
Looked a monster in the eye
Mesmerized
Saw my reflection just sigh
 
The monster was kind
It gave me long blue wings
As big as the sky
If you are smoke, be rings
 
I kissed those eyes
My new wings round the gorgeous beast
It kissed me back
Its tongue was long, long as a priest’s
 
The beautiful creature
In its feral state ate me whole
Its innards were rotten
It – inside or out – had no soul
 
I one time
Looked a monster in the eye
I said hi
The echo came back good-bye
 
 
 
 
 

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