starlight and razors (20160605)

i tripped and fell and
split in half

surprised to find that the split
to be smooth and polished

as if it had been there
all along or

as if cut by a stone cutter
wet saw heavy grit polishing wheels

but the inside, the caverns
left in their natural state

filled with glittering jagged
spikes, false stars winking

each one sharp enough
to kill a man

each star promising light
but offering only razors


The Daily Post
Daily Prompt: Smooth

8 thoughts on “starlight and razors (20160605)”

    1. Of course they don’t wink when you see them out in space. But then you have to deal with the lack of oxygen…

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