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I.  The Wolf
A howl cuts though the crystal, 
hazes its translucence, stills every lick.  
Those without a mate too often subdue 
tooth with nail, scratch out 
the spread of heat.  Whines stay bottled  
and lowered tails cannot lift. 
Desire fractures, never pants 
below another’s weight.
 II. The Turtle
Tongue pokes from a pellucid shell —   
a sham of true transparency. 
It envies the rumpus of dance, those quicker 
steps, but deliberates know Eros moves 
with purpose. Delight finds its way 
below carapace, penetrates 
shyness until concession shimmers,  
comes that prism of pleasure 
with nowhere to hide.

III. The Unicorn
A stallion rendered in mid-canter. 
Vitreous legs balance 
on the hottest palm  
while virgin myths curl 
around chaffed lips,  no longer 
un-kissed.  Fantasy has been liberated 
by one who recognized lore
can be spun without complication, 
a man with arms like legends,
a man housing a herd in his chest.

Copyright © Cyndi MacMillan | Year Posted 2016


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  1. Date: 5/29/2016 6:45:00 AM

    i really love this, cyndi, my kinda writing! i like the wordplay, especially "whines stay bottled", and the two closing lines are strong...i can rarely, if ever, fault your writing! i've read the glass menagerie, it's a haunting story; i like tennessee williams
  1. Date: 5/28/2016 10:26:00 AM

    Three well written pieces, I have to read and chew slow, because you write from the margin, not the page....clever wording, and interesting.....well done,...Ian