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  You could have a big dipper   

Emergency Exit by Jane Ayres




seeing the danger when it’s too late i

wrap myself around the warped edges


your presence your presents

leave fingerprints

knucklebone thick

crisping the ovulation



look

what

you made me

do


this time i walk away

the serrated blade

still warm

saving my scrambled eggs



 

UK based Jane Ayres completed a Creative Writing MA at the University of Kent in 2019 aged 57. She has work in Confluence, Postscript, Dissonance, The Agonist,Lighthouse, Viscaria, The Sock Drawer, Streetcake, The North, The Poetry Village, Scrittura, Door is a Jar, Marble, Agapanthus, Kissing Dynamite and The Forge. Twitter: @workingwords50

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