glass impenetrable


where is the odour


coming from?



a toe nail flickers


the liquid yellows


and thickens



can I break the crystal box?


your toes cry out


untouched, unloved



your sweet smell


grows foul


with decay

Copyright owned by Jay Cool

Image ‘free for reuse’ in public domain, by Lai Afong, c1870s, available on Wikimedia Commons.


Published by The Silly-Savvy Salopian

Freelance writer and descendant of the cave dweller and outlaw, Humphrey Kynaston. Banished from Shropshire for my eccentricity, I have made my home in Suffolk. I write poetry, short stories, travel journals, comedy gig reviews and non-fiction articles. My wish is to write my way back into the heart of my birth land. All writing commissions (and free holidays in Shropshire!) considered.

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