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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