Nina Kossman

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Layer By Layer - Poem by Nina Kossman

Melt into his joy,
like a fruit in his mouth,

bear his fame
not as a near-misfortune

but as the future
your own cautious name

has awaited.
Swaddled for worship,

become the promise
of wings that took

an oath of staying
affixed to a mummy;

your bone-cage,
supple enough for liberty,

will suffer idolatry
at his hands,

while his thought
is there to unpeel you,

like a rare fruit,
layer by layer,

until you wither into
a semblance of yourself,

a mere phantom.

Topic(s) of this poem: mistake, women

Comments about Layer By Layer by Nina Kossman

  • Anil Kumar Panda (10/24/2015 10:43:00 PM)

    Nice poetry written with an unique style. Loved it. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 24, 2015

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