John Merrick's Jolly Roger

He couldn’t remember when he broke.
There was no great fall.
No cataclysm that rendered him into what he now held together.

Was it a gradual fracturing?

A splitting and binding of improperly set bone?

Bleached emotions, hardened and twisted…

… John Merrick’s Jolly Roger…

Or was he born this way?

Crippled from the first slap and breath?

Questions led in spirals,
a staircase ever down.
Escher
on a declined plane.

John Merrick's Jolly Roger

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Joined January 2008

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