Great White Wing -Kindra M. Austin

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I sense your presence best in the dark,

impalpable; when eyes, mine

cannot see,

but I can smell the sweet milk

cleaving to your breath

 

And hearken—

your lungs speak in tongues, tailored

for my despairing

 

I build fortresses formed from

unbleached bones of so many

rib cages

made unnecessary by   

Death and his scythe

 

And hearken—

your lungs speak in tongues, tailored

for my despairing

 

I sense your presence best in the dark;

great white wing of hope,

alive inside my rib cage

still necessary,

you carry me to the sun

 

And gather

golden fire to raze my

lifeless despairing

time and time again

 


 

Kindra M. Austin writes at poemsandparagraphs and you follow her wonderful work at Blank Paper PressOne for Sorrow and Indie Blu(e). Her next collection of poetry, Twelve, is out December 10th. 

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