paper doll

the world is flat
no matter proof
of scientists

the atmosphere
dull
clouds merely
painted on the sky

frozen face
no muscle memory here
smiling feels contrived

a paper doll
edges crumbling
with age

fill me with air
so that I may float
into the atmosphere

Written by Renee Butner – Clemmons, North Carolina, United States

Feature Photo by Michael Burrows



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