she woke


smiling as ever

ageless it seemed

to countless admirers

she must have

fallen asleep

fallen down?

in her dress


faded now

lovely as always

her neck

surprisingly stiff

her head

awkwardly angled

feather boa


draped carelessly


bound her

she remembered

a single tear

tore sideways

down her papery neck

taking with it

a little more

of her colour

she drifted off


wide eyed

dry eyed

damned wires as ever

just out of sight

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