Preserve

 

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.

 

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