Polydactyl Dreams, a poem written by Mary-Jean Doyle at Spillwords.com

Polydactyl Dreams

Polydactyl Dreams

written by: Mary-Jean Doyle


my polydactyl dreams
have manifested into a tail.

the spine contorts.
i writhe back and forth.

my new coronet
is a mystery to me.
elongated coccyx,
a vestigial rib.

i excrete rings
the way a child loses teeth.
i have found dimes in my waste,
tangible proof there is a god

with six fingers on each hand,
and lungs for wings.

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