If my face fell off
and smashed to the floor
would you smile
at the face beneath?
If my words came to life
Would they land softly on your cheek
would you feel their warmth for hours?
Or would they swarm and sting
would you feel the pain for days?
If your face fell off
And smashed to the floor
Would I smile…?
Poem Copyright © JD Cottier 2020
Cover Art: She put on the front when blue Original mixed media Copyright © Kathleen Gaitt Artist
Photograph of Wooden children’s puzzle (made in Oregon by Coyote Collections) Photograph Copyright © Kathleen Gaitt