This Cage Won’t Last

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It was you who put the sweaty taste

of metal in my mouth

while shouting

about hopeless eternities.

But

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

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