Denrya Astor


A Worrier


A brush is not as tender as a fly
the minister of seeds and spurs
sandpaper strands, Titanically
dots flakes crusts then mutants
flick off, feel moronic, imposing!
But smooth, smooth, smooth

Submitted: Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 27, 2013

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Two flies were assaulting my senses, pausing frequently to rub their feelers together and lay their eggs, I'm guessing. To distract myself, I put my blankets over my head and tried to imagine how they might consider their deeds as the outpourings of a frustrated artist.

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