A Game of Statues
by A.J. Huffman

“I was a god and self-enchanted”
                    — May Swenson

Look at me.
Can you see the world
in my eyes?
I have built it
for you.
On my knees.
They hate the dirt.
And have damned me
for the duration.
But I will live
with the scars
and the stares.
If you will acknowledge my presence.
As needed.
As desired.
I want to be worshipped.
By your words.
As well as your skin.
It isn’t a sin.
I promise.
As long as you are willing.
To stay.

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A.J. Huffman is a poet and freelance writer in Daytona Beach, Florida.  She has previously published three collections of poetry: The Difference Between Shadows and Stars, Carrying Yesterday, and Cognitive Distortion.  She has also published her work in national and international literary journals such as Avon Literary Intelligencer, Writer’s Gazette, and The Penwood Review.  Find more about A.J. Huffman, including links to her work, on Facebook and at http://twitter.com/poetess222.