Erica Brett

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Ode To My Copper Coins

O piggy bank of precious gifts,
What priceless pennies do you hold?
My love suppressed within my heart
Against a world of lonely strangers.
They yearn for warmth but hide their heads,
And hurry past my open arms.
Their shoulders bowed under heavy winds,
Heavy heads,
Heavy hearts.
They close their eyes against the light
Of my candle guiding them home.
And each Embrace who is turned away
Is acid copper on my tongue.
I spit it in my piggy bank
To hide in shame in iron flanks –
My shame of love rejected.

But the Beast – He hungers with ...

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