Gourd Pouring Out Sky

Rituals of mumbling.
Retrieval from numbness.

Word hoard.
A pile of unassembled sentences.

Flaunted flesh.
Ill-defined gods.

Washed and air dried.
Patted like a good dog.

Malice stained.
Paper doll.

Mosquito cloud.
Smokey fire defense.

Pushed too far.

Gods. Made things
for moments like this.

copyright © 2022 Kenneth P. Gurney

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