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The Duckling Dialogues – Z

Zebras are for those
with a sweet tooth, their rich black
rings stacked up around
their bellies, backs, legs and ears
like double-stuffed Oreos

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from The Duckling Dialogues by Tiny Fawns

The Duckling Dialogues – Y

Yellow Bumblebees
little flying nuggets with
a sting that brings tears
to eyes, why do they live on
sweet things while making others cry?
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from The Duckling Dialogues by Tiny Fawns

The Duckling Dialogues – W

Whales wander waters
navigating the deep night
do they ever think
of clouds of jellyfish as
constellations of the sea?
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from The Duckling Dialogues by Tiny Fawns

The Duckling Dialogues – U

a hero journeyed,
worn and weary from battle
all the skies he saw
their blues washed upon the wings
of Ulysses Butterflies
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from The Duckling Dialogues by Tiny Fawns

The Duckling Dialogues – T

Tigers, coal and fire
stacked up like rings around their
torso, reflections
bleed burnt red and ebony
against the water’s belly

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from The Duckling Dialogues by Tiny Fawns

The Duckling Dialogues – S

the Swans’ orchestra
plays a melody upon
water, necks like blades
piercing the silence of the
lake, their wings rise in chorus
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from The Duckling Dialogues by Tiny Fawns

The Duckling Dialogues – R

the Ram plays hopscotch
along the hips of mountains
where I struggle to
climb, he effortlessly skips
upon crowns and into skies
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from The Duckling Dialogues by Tiny Fawns