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Hiding from Monsters
by Angela Yuriko Smith
I want to be the giant
towering over a cracked land
with splintered fingernails collecting stardust
and cumulus in my cuticles.
I want to be a titan
treading on parched earth
with no concern or care for tiny man
as I salt crops with my sweat.
I would tame Leviathan
and together swim the deep
slipping into the ever dark
and stirring volcanoes to life.
I would rather be a monster
then my soft, mortal self
salting only my smiles with tears.
How do I harden a bleeding heart?
Instead, I am here
tripping over the fragmented world
watching a spinning compass…
too small to pull down the heavens
too big to hide from monsters.
Fiction © Copyright Angela Yuriko Smith
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com
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