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albino snake

There will be no trembling here.

This soft membrane’s stillness is vulnerable;

Like an exposed underbelly with no defenses.

It has come under attack by forces far removed

Nameless, faceless forces

That threaten with stormy, capsizing seas.

But I let the threat be closer than it had to be

I failed to find the inner strength to reach

And so Love slips away

And suffering is heaped again

Upon a foundation of human frailty

And unmet expectations.

Once more we find diverging paths:

We might startle awake when our fingertips graze as we pull apart.

This week’s creative reaction to the prompt at One Single Impression, trembling, thanks to Nancy Bea Miller at Genre Cookshop for this prompt and please stop by OSI and check out other great creations!

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