Wednesday, 2 April 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 Day 2: An Assay of Stone

This came out of the week 13 prompt from Jo Bell's 52 weeks blog.

An Assay of Stone

The fracking began on her chest
as if shale gas
might be hidden in a ventricle
or parted from the vena cava.
Though as pale as a cliff
no fault or fracture
could mar her visage.
She knew every abuse.
That they could carve her,
delight in their design
and still not own her
for they would burn out
long before the chisel of time
had ground more
than a few layers from her.
She only begrudged
how they removed her teeth
of diamond and gemstone
for mere decoration.

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