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Cocoon For A Skeleton

A.S.J. Tessimond

Clothes: to compose
The furtive, lone
Pillar of bone
To some repose.

To let hands shirk
Utterance behind
A pocket's blind
Deceptive smirk.

To mask, belie
The undue haste
Of breast for breast
Or thigh for thigh.

To screen, conserve
The pose, when death
Half strips the sheath
And leaves the nerve.

To edit, glose
Lyric desire
And slake its fire
In polished prose.


Submitted by Stephen Fryer

Added: 2 Sep 2002 | Last Read: 22 Sep 2018 6:30 PM | Viewed: 3927 times

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