shadows and kaleidoscopes

they learned to skate on words, and how 
to fold the silence into shapes 
and shadows and kaleidoscopes  
that took them out of that sad place 

that others thought of as their home. 
a life of screams and overdrafts 
escaped by pen and glitter glue: 
survival's often done 

with crafts 

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Beleaguered Servant

Owen Servant is an online poet working in a style that's been described as "compulsive". In real life, he is an actuary, because being a poet wasn't unpopular enough.

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