One Poem by Kathryn Anna Marshall

Marcescence

Do you clutch them close?
Create your own cluster of Monarchs
waiting ‘til light to migrate – or
choose to fashion your mask
of joy, of false cheer
whispering fortifications
for flight.

Do you holler in hope that they’ll
heed you       hang on
or let them go free as you stand
steadfast
bone naked but proud
tracking each fully formed flutter
as they spiral and spin to the ground.

 

Kathryn is a writer based in Shropshire. She writes poetry, flash fiction and short fiction. You’ll find her poetry in Mslexia, Words for the Wild and Saltwaterzine, and her latest flash fiction features recently in Riggwelter Press.

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