Lynne GoldsmithStolen Property: Goosebumps from "Diamond Area"
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Stolen Property: Goosebumps from “Diamond Area”
By Lynne Goldsmith

Also known as “crown,”
back side of Ostrich
large quills
follicles torn
increase in value
scars, goosebumps
show off
purses and wallets
the short life
cracked to “cashed”
no parents for caring
dirt pens of crowding
sack over head
leg restraints
clipping of wings
feathers and plumes
to dusters to shoes
belts and costumes
Mardi Gras
Moulin Rouge
runways for fashion
you’re everywhere
around the world
body-face punched
laughed at looks
not able to dance
no mornings your twirls
uplifting of wings
the happy of wild
gone to upholstery,
production of belts,
luggage and gloves,
sporting goods sold
not to forget
it all sounds so good
as you slip on the floor
having seen death ahead
no flight without time
or voice to behold
just stun and then knife
a struggle, then hung

©Lynne Goldsmith, 2021

Ostrich family
Image by Denis Doukhan from Pixabay

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