I. A door held, locks before all enter. In due time I will get my turn. If I am silent and learn to turn raw brown skin white. learn to mimic learn to suffocate brown from my tongue. extinguish name, family, heritage. The door is not colorblind. II. The table would shatter before it could expand Accidentally Filled. That spot my one chance uprooted, tossed another brown weed cut. how do you hug your people so tight while accepting our stolen goods? while selling us lies? More chairs won’t fix the broken table. III. Smothering my dreams can’t set you free.
Properties of a Ceramic Doll
strong, pretty, expensive, frilly, long-lasting, brittle- Brittle? hairline fracture not caught before the kiln erupts into full seams of spidery weakness hiding below cracking glaze rosy cheeks. soft impact full break wait for an epoxy cure wait carefully wait gently for brittle was molded into her nature like her smile like the single tear frozen on a flawlessly flawed face. brittle always brittle especially when whole.