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grandma's necklace MAG

March 5, 2019
By nikbha21 BRONZE, Hillsborough, New Jersey
nikbha21 BRONZE, Hillsborough, New Jersey
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interlocked silver chains

throttled by

halos of gold,

destined to climb up,


and collide with galaxies.


i wonder

if Artemis strangled

her beloved Orion

with this garrote of starlight


did Hades

ensnare darling


with this lasso,

forged from the milk of



and Arachne’s web

of hubris?

was it woven

from this thread

of comets,

scattered by Jupiter?


i could grab the reins,

tame the winds,

ride the fires of hell

like a bucking bull …

or don the noose,

and never

grasp constellations in my palms

as the string of my ancestors 

pulls me


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