Time is a Blacksmith

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Once upon the distant past
you tore me down like a cobweb
in the rafters of our romance—
made me a dust bunny hopping toward my death.

My constant cry
has been, “I won’t survive.”
But years are armor,
preserving my sepulchered life.

You gave me reptile wrists—
a coat of blade-proof, scaly scars.
And now my cold blood just gets colder;
I’ve got an eternal internal ice age.

I’ve been counting on your curse to kill me, but it’s only caked on my skin.

Your kiss of death
proved useless.
And the effect of age
is a thickening shell of fear and pain.


from How to Escape, released November 1, 2012



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