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Gold

Silence is golden, they say. They don't tell you that gold is not a bubble but a shatterproof cage: a prison sanctuary for fragile birds. They don't tell you that gold is a burden to be carried, always: as impenetrable from within as from the outside. They don't tell you that gold is a glorified fun house mirror: distorting every action to perfection. They don't tell you that gold is a broken walkie-talkie: a one-way filter for words. They don't tell you that gold is a mask: so that where there is a soul in need of consolation there appears only intricately curved metal: the mesmerizing, deflective, flawless, and thoroughly non-human gold that you yourself have wrought.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 1/29/2018 2:45:00 PM
La WI, A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. I hope you have fun with this marvelous community. You'll find many friendly poets who are ready to support and give positive feedback. I TOO am ready to enjoy and follow you and your poetry if you'd like :) We are Lucky To Have you. Enjoy Poetry Soup 2018 :) Your New Poet Friend @-> LINDA <-@
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