poetry

Reclamation.

cave near body of water at sunset

On the shore of a cave
I had thrown myself in
I smashed up stalagmites
growing from my skin
and sawed off stalactites
dripping off my chin.
/ /
New flesh, pink and sweet
like pearls and starfish
scattered at my feet.

© Nancy Botta, 2020

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12 thoughts on “Reclamation.

  1. Very nice.
    I have a few minor suggestions I feel would improve your powerful poem.
    Best and a muse New Year,
    Fernando

    On the shore of a cave
    I threw myself in
    smashed up stalagmites
    growing from my skin
    sawed off stalactites
    dripping off my chin.
    / /
    New flesh, pink and sweet
    like pearls and starfish
    scattered at my feet.

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  2. Rhen Laird says:

    Wow, powerful. Your writing is exquisite. I wanted to leave a comment on the most recent post, but as there were no other comments I couldn’t figure how to access the Reply box…sorry.

    Like

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