The Pain That Makes Us Sane

from by Duane Starpilot



my body tumbling, falling, fumbling, into a giant rose
all is trembling, bumbling, lumbering, into earthly flows
stepping from bursts of airborne particles
around me the pedals close
swallowed up inside the flower
ruby fortress on an emerald tower

a citadel, a citadel, that claims nobody knows

flipping, flopping, down into a bed of pollen
dripping, dropping, smacked softly upon feathers fallen
getting up to wipe the dust from my wings
around me sodden walls are tall and
strings of sound are bent ‘round spindles
ringing foul

it’s only pain, it’s only pain
it’s the pain that makes us sane


from Maudlin Flying Fox, released May 15, 2015



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