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Lauren Fitzgerald

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10 out of 22 poems to my king: Birthday Variety

Poems for my king: Birthday Variety, poetry.
Limbo, Limbo, Limbo

Slink your shoulders underneath the broom bar, 
Tilt your back towards the Earth.
Ah, this middle ground betwixt near and far,
A pose to prep for passing; checkpoint before rebirth.

Fair-warnings blow to let not this game 
Become a humble abode, a phase become a form.
Not cold, not hot. Nor bold, nor tame.
Limbo outperforms none, what a drab cruciform!
To hang, nailed hands, awaiting death and fire.
Before I land in limbo again, I would rather fall on a spire.