Pale Queen

by Elizabeth Shannon

A solitary nail… in a wall
where the wasp nest once hung, hardly
a sigh from his side of the bed
here only holds a remainder of lace
woven from mud, a life delicately spun

I observed this empty space daily
my gray paper palace,
our imaginary home
a personal labyrinth from which
the architect had long since flown


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