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By John Maurer

PROMPT — Who am I today?

Drop a chandelier

Of stained glass

Into my branches

So irreparable

Still kind of enchanting

A good memory

That is hard to remember

I do not listen to drums

Can't you tell it's hollow?

Just sit in your circle

We can all eat the tongues of ducks

Talk about our bills like ducks

We need not be so goosed


John Maurer is a 26-year-old writer from Pittsburgh, PA who writes fiction, poetry, and everything in-between, but his work always strives to portray that what is true is beautiful. He has been previously published in Claudius Speaks, The Bitchin’ Kitsch, Thought Catalog, and more than fifty others. Learn more @JohnPMaurer


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