By River Eliana Pengelly

I lost control of my words

They were in their order
when I left the house
but I left the cage unlocked and they got out

They shredded the sofa cushions and
made for themselves a nest on the floor

They seemed so happy there that
I nearly forgot to replace them on the page

About the Author

River Eliana Pengelly is fascinated by the uncommon sources of wonder she encounters every day. Her poetry and artwork are an attempt at interpreting the unique blend of magic and cynicism those wonders evoke.

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