Female 1

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Female 1

She kept a
caterpillar-handbag
full of chomping inmates eating away her neuroses

Sloughing a carapace is not easy
it shucks the soul’s skin away

in pockets and compartments
there are thousands of shivering husks

less lovely than their floating sisters.

 

 

Veronica Aldous 2017 all rights reserved

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