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  • Krystal Cole

Big Awful

I'd like to crack open -

visceral and jagged.

A broken mirror,

reflecting what they don't know to fear.

Would they feel it?

The primordial horror -

The devastating ignorance -

The almost sinister jealousy -

Or would they only hear the words?

The final quiet echo of a nearly forgotten dream.

And in a feigned tone of sympathy

issue empty platitudes?

Instead, I will be perfect,

so they aren't forced to see my big awful.


Author Bio


Krystal lives in Northeast Ohio with her boyfriend and two cats.



Cover Photo by Allie on Unsplash

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