Tin Man

Sarah Brower 1995 (New Jersey)



Chest of rust
bottomless oil can
hollow silence
empty pit of grit

Skeletal smile crooked
molded sealed lips
speechless Sahara eyes

No way through
no way around
must rip and tear the paint
to see any sign of life

Will my tears quench?
can this blood shed a palate?
or a smile crack your shield?

Or will you deflate?
into the pavement
where pebbles infest the dirt
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Scheme XXXX XXX XXXX XXX XXX
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Characters 367
Words 76
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 4, 3, 4, 3, 3

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I love to express myself through poetry. I can’t force inspiration so I only write when I feel moved. Authenticity is important to me!! If I can make anyone feel heard and understood, Then my goal is accomplished. more…

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