Cry, wolf

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Unbottle the howl,
wring your throat of choking rage,
rend skies, smash eardrums –
though your heart is weak as wool,
cry, wolf! Fear is for the sheep.

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cc via Pixabay

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Silver

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Silver, your body
shimmers, glitches, fractures, when
I reach out for you.
I clutch myself together,
lest everything fall apart.

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Sunghwan Yoon, cc via Flickr

Boots

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Fifteen and dreaming
of farthermost horizons
she bought acrylics
and scattered her Doc Martens
with a thousand tumbling stars

Boldly did she stride
into school on a Monday –
a living canvas
adorned in her own cosmos –
and was straightaway sent home

From Flickr cc by Billie Grace Ward