"Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn." ~Thomas Gray
"Poetry unites." ~Anon
"Truth is such a rare thing, it is delightful to tell it." ~Emily Dickinson
Written by Jonathan Chin
He lives in New York City, New York, USA
His blog: Jonathan Chin
I Never Noticed Flies
I never noticed flies
have a pair of ancillary wings
that rest flush against their thorax
until 1 landed on my page
and I could see the details
of this little messenger of God
in the contrast between virgin white
and mottled black and its wings
shone translucent like
a gasoline drop rainbow.
I wonder what my shoulder blades
used to be and why there’s
a valley of skin whenever I stretch.
Originally published on writer's personal blog.
Posted with consent of the writer.
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