Free the beast

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you
wrapped
them around
like ethereal armour
those self-inflicted, silent promises
thinking to flee the beast, but it lived within
now it shows its lips, its teeth, its pink tongue, and you hunger

go on, allow yourself the luxury of folly
this time it’s your decision
how to rise
and when
to
fly

aaMakingitwrite

©Jane Paterson Basil

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