Last night,

I swallowed the last bit of poison from your memory

and vomited up all of the false jewels I'd been holding onto

out of a strange sense of loyalty to you.


When the Dawn Road appeared

shimmering through the swaying trees,

I cut the cord with a single breath

and knew I was finally free.

(c) 2018 / Frank LaRue Owen (Wandering Stone Lantern) /

sound: Flooaw / Aventura