High Security

you scratch the ribbon

to unveil the pattern

while i fasten the deadbolt

and bury my memory

beneath litter of leaf

and admit defeat

as the shrine pulls the lid

from the vaporizing brew

of truth


tell me it is courage

that you chew and feed

to the babe of destiny

as you awaken me

from a light-year apart

rendering the nectar

of my topiary heart

the fortress i keep

only in dreams


© M.G. Iannucci 2019

Art: Sleeping Beauty by Horacio Cardozo

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