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by Paul D
Rated: E · Poetry · Dark · #2203673
A different outlook.
The first cut hurts worse
than any of the others,
but a small shaft of light
gives some hope for better times.

After a few more piercing cuts,
I see a vast field
with lots of familiar faces,
some happy, most sad.

This rounded head life
is much too short.
The smell of rot dismays me.
My friends are falling apart.

Weakness makes my head droop.
My skin sloughs.
My eyes and mouth are turned down.
I need a makeover.

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Prompt: Jack O Lantern

16 lines

Free verse
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