Zebra Stripes

Katie DuBois


Zebra stripes and green splotches
Purple peeks out under gray
Sunlight glistens on bright blue nails
A sleeve hides the colors of a rainbow


Something grows within,
Itches and scratches at its shell


Gray apprehension coats
A swath of color masks
Angry marks of pain
Eased by mortal wounds


Confusion dances on the walls
Strangeness peers out the looking glass

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