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Avian Tooth
« on: September 10, 2020, 05:26:11 AM »

Avian Tooth


The hangman lingers for the rope
while the dewdrop coins
the mellowness of the white rose
and the black winds scream
as a legion
of dwarves sack the golden city
of the divine. Time
has ran like a bullet train
in the windowpane of your eyes
and you must be executed
before the avian tooth wanders
in the cold soup
of arthritis. Incantations of demise
roll off like beads of molten
lead from your blistered tongue
and you've lost all hope
just like an emptied wallet now
that your fate
has already been sealed by the kiss
of the wolf. As you lose
your foothold, your body dangles,
the rope hums and the air
that you can't
breathe sings for you.