If you remember my old Writing Wednesday series, an earlier version of this poem made its debut there. I’ve reworked it to lengthen it and I’m quite fond of it!
tell me how you break the stars.
smacking hard against the table?
with manicured nails
and proper knuckles
clawing through sable sores?
blinding artisan work and whittles?
with a thousand bloated promises
filled with sluggish poison?
with malice and bitter taste?
amongst the dust and debris
glinting across static darkness,
what treasure you find within.