by Jasmine Flowers

 

Some unboxed words

should be left alone.

 

Those boxes hold

jewels for my hair,

spiders for my light,

peaches for my sink.

 

Don’t use ‘em all up.

 

I pick a few to go

with my baby teeth.

 


Jasmine Flowers is a well-watered poet from Birmingham, AL. Her poems appear in River Mouth Review, Cypress Literary Journal, perhappened, and more. She is currently a poetry editor for Variant Literature. Find her at jn-flowers.com and @jas_flow on Twitter.

 

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