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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About Veronica Aldous

Writer and artist, Veronica is a lecturer is Fine Art and Creative Writing. Her first book of poems, 'Moon Cinema' is now available on Lulu.com. Now there is also 'Mortal' her second book.
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