If my face fell off

and smashed to the floor

would you smile

or recoil

at the face beneath?

If my words came to life

Would they land softly on your cheek

like butterflies

would you feel their warmth for hours?

Or would they swarm and sting

like hornets

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

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