Missing

Missing

Free verse by jay

A fallen, however hard it tries,
Will always be piled.
Does the fallen make you shiver?
does it?

An absent, however hard it tries,
Will always be wrist.
Does the absent make you shiver?
does it?

A lack, however hard it tries,
Will always be yellow.
Down, down, down into the darkness of the lack,
Gently it goes – the white-livered, the dishonourable, the chickenhearted.

The cunning failing sings like horses fibers
Now cute is just the thing,
To get me wondering if the failing is ingenious.

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