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Printed from https://www.writing.com/main/books/action/view/entry_id/946375
by Rhyssa
Rated: 18+ · Book · Contest Entry · #2081410
my entries for the Construct Cup
#946375 added November 27, 2018 at 12:10am
Restrictions: None
the wreath on the door
I came to life
in a twisting, writhing
coil, and I creaked
with pain as I fought
the hands
turning simple boughs
into beauty—
until I caught
a glimpse of me
in the window pane.

see me? I’m more
than evergreen—
I’m hidden berries
poking unexpected red
and the smell of pine
and oranges and cinnamon. I’m
a golden ribbon wrapped
and tied into a bow
that dwarfs your simple
doorknob. I am magnificent.

and as the snow
catches on my needles,
it gives me a coat of glitter
you are unworthy to come
home to.
but I’ll let you in
anyway, for the smile
you give as you pass.

line count: 28

Prompt4

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