Surrogate Beauty

By Katje Kaase


Looking in behind the eye

Into the world of self

Purple veins twist and turn

A jungle of nerves and bones

Raw and ragged heart beats

But to her, it is a garden

Her variegated lie


A masterpiece creation

Of vital liquid rose

Vibrant branches blooming

Planting as she goes

Beauty lives inside her

She may be close to dying

But her imagination grows


May, 2019