Scaleless Babe by e.a. toles

child of carrion
fret not.

the wolf devours
the mare stampedes

what of you,
moldering orphan?

each time
you love

a veil is
peeled back

new rawness
new apertures

a molting
if you will

discarded
scales

now
underneath?

stillborn
screeching

© 2018 Eric Athanasius Toles

 

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e.a. toles is an author living in Los Angeles. He has published poems with Figroot Press and is currently writing news articles for the Non-Plus Ultra.

 

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