Bone Wings

I am pathos

A satin-mouthed

Emissary

Following remorse

You have held me

Insufferably close

Loved me cruelly

In the omission

Of hope

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My words

Nullify

Your glorious design

My dark eyes

Render all

They fall upon

Unclean

Who will proffer

Light

When you have set

All love free?

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In the mirror

There is only

Revulsion

A face dissolving

In aperture

The trenches

Of a well-iterated grief

There is no one

Who will see you now

Beneath

The cloaking silhouette

Of a stifling need

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Who will

Offer witness

To these terrible

Confessions

Will you unveil

Osseous wings

And reveal yourself

Fallen?

Will heaven

Ever call again

Now that

That I

Has blackened

All venous alleys

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All those voices

Vying

Will you ever hear

The whisper

Of your heart

Stowed within?

How will you

Ever know

To what ideals

The truth holds?

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I have given you a hint to the prompt aka PJ Harvey

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