Photo by Sergio Camalich on Unsplash

blanched

pain, to begin with
flat slap of water, falling
into the cauldron

after is the burn
caustic ravager adheres
inescapable

a roiling deluge
stripping away delusions
flesh peeled by degrees

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J. Brandon Lowry

J. Brandon Lowry

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Nomadic PhD and full-time writer. Topics: Writing, Fiction, and Poetry. Editor at Forge Editing Services: forgeediting.wordpress.com