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Avoirdupois - poetry by Christina P

Updated: Apr 30, 2022

half-moon at my shoulders bright light shining to my eyes

starry night up and up, blind to blood bind to breast

frowns with his charcoal studded lids

lashes sweep away bristles coat with ash

a dust wove nest;

single feather to my hands

fibre over fire yet

flame light again

reborn at the sky

at the sea to the sand

grainy thistles, a jagged pearl

come apart, come away

only bumps on a gray lit canvas

wash over with sediment

sieve to air

tear limb from limb

thorn to heart

curtains drawn &

mask to floor


Christina P is 14 years old and a freshman at Stuyvesant High School in New York City. She loves the art of spoken word and song throughout a variety of cultures, and draws inspiration from them in her writing. She also has a fondness for the violin and crime novels.

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