a reminder of real

©2023 michael raven

with each foray further
faux feathers fall all
around, astringent pinions
piercing poisons, profiles
of pain & wandering muse

nor crystal tears, nor
fragmented stone
brush aside chiseled
chips, scree strewn
in the rap-trapping
purgatory of this
mortal coil

beneath, a substance
worn but meddled
a reminder of
when we were young
stained scarlet in real

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