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cherubic politique

so uncollar my shirt,    
up to the moss around the chin, †  
†† †  
and uncuff the wrist from its irregular saltwater beat † †  
† † †
unbutton the puzzles that our babies † †  
pretended had flown away, † † †
puzzles that choked † †  
† the hearth and chamber. † †  
† † †
††for you were correct about the stars, † †  
they are out of control, † †  
they seethe from fleeing light, † †  
† † †
with their †songs † †  
of bloody urges, hear-of, †† †  
††a red-setter and his cherry-heavy † †  
paw prints on a scrubbed floor † †  
† † †
everywhere misaligned † †  
rolling around, to admit † †  
I should have been hung; dried † †  
††outside this tiger's mouth, † †  
† † †
should have been sung in hunger, † † †
bird-watching the beetle eggs, your eyes † †  
hatching in a stomp  
††of horseshoe blue.
nomoth
Written by nomoth
Published | Edited 20th Jul 2020
Author's Note
for The Hawk In The Rain comp.

inspired by Skylarks :
for The Hawk In The Rain comp.

inspired by Skylarks :

https://lyrics.lol/artist/21050-ted-hughes/lyrics/3746304-skylarks
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