Peacocking with the Milky Way

Someone said something to me once.
The kind of something that made me
wish I could punch the nose off a planet.
My ears winced and agreed and screamed.
I tore off my skin like a comfortable onesie.
Six years later the leaves jumped off my family tree.
I thought about something someone said to me.
I wrote letters to Mercury, Venus and Mars
and watched the words ignite the Milky Way.

© Carl Burkitt 2020

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