Varicose

His face looks like an ordinary child’s
inflated to adult size.

His features, although distended
are those of childhood.

A pair of small eyes, a gentle mouth
a delicate nose quite literally blown up.

I can hear his body calling
his skin stretched like an intestine close to bursting.

How long will his neck and spine support this process of explosion?
How has this happened?

 

 

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