This Cage Won’t Last

by fyarlgiles


It was you who put the sweaty taste

of metal in my mouth

while shouting

about hopeless eternities.


you forget

that I have seen the Ivory moon

rising slowly over the

lovers and the liars

who live in dream-stained darkness.

“All Cages Break in the Night” by Angie Hoover-Hillhouse

Artwork by Steven Quinn