Cracked down the back. Rattled. Dry.
Seams splitting fast as a zipper.
Calculated plans. A convincing collapse.
They’ll find me deflated and empty.
News will spread. Buzzards will swarm.
My carcass will lie on the heap.
As I slither away far from the fray
Unrecognizable, and perfectly pink.
Lyn Bleiler currently lives in Northern New Mexico. Her writing has been included in a number of
literary journals such as the California State Poetry Quarterly and Nimrod International, and in several anthologies – most recently La Puerta, Taos published by Wildembers Press.