I Am Flightless Wings
by A.J. Huffman
Dreaming of the air
that will break my cursed stagnance.
I wake to walking,
a nightmare continuing in the light.
My feet become as bloody as my mind
until I emerge myself in a field of feathers.
The cawing of my brethren soothe my wounds
but not my soul. I cover myself in their discarded
plumage, but this camoflauge
of comfort is only temporary. I close my eyes
and pray for a tomorrow void of mocking
skin or clouds.
A.J. Huffman has published thirteen full-length poetry collections, thirteen solo poetry chapbooks and one joint poetry chapbook through various small presses. Her most recent releases, The Pyre On Which Tomorrow Burns (Scars Publications), Degeneration (Pink Girl Ink), A Bizarre Burning of Bees (Transcendent Zero Press), and Familiar Illusions (Flutter Press) are now available from their respective publishers. She is a five-time Pushcart Prize nominee, a two-time Best of Net nominee, and has published over 2600 poems in various national and international journals, including Labletter, The James Dickey Review, The Bookends Review, Bone Orchard, Corvus Review, EgoPHobia, and Kritya.
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