at the edge of perception

an unresolved fragment

a pendant puzzle


that vital reputation

questioned by a thread

an unravelled cotton


that sore thumb

locked in a cupboard

on a different shore


no pandora peeking

else might fly

an s candle flame


to openly acknowledge

and stop the pretence

a precipice, a ridge


the subcutaneous burr

for want of a scratch

to get those answers


a pendant puzzle

albatross necklace

a karmic burden