Quiet warnings

What if butterflies

are quiet warnings

for all to come:

the bite marks and scratches,

as the red flags

gnaw your skin from the inside

out

never sinking their teeth in

deep enough for you to listen.

 


 

Poem: © Kristiana Reed 2020

Between the Trees UK

Between the Trees US

Signed copies on Etsy

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