TO LINGER, LONGER, MAYBE

  Like a whisper tissue is painted with purpose, silk spun from crisp cuts, white scented with sapphire parading into Prussian (fragile of frame and filigree), like a thought an image opens, a petal unfolding, shades seep into substance as the edges fade (how quickly we fall to forgetful) light, liquid, linger, a little longer. […]

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A COLD KISS

  I hung you from the rafters in the corner by the door, the flower all fine and false that you thought I would adore, but your hand was all I wanted and your kiss to keep the most, but I was dead and you were living and you said you wouldn’t kiss a ghost. All […]

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UNDER LEAF IN THE GARDEN

  Here in this garden beneath the trunks of trees, towering; like funnels stretched to sun, suckling, under a lid of leaves, little leaves, light leaves, the leaves of grass, precious petals procure colour, caresses of colour bursting bright as if tempered by a tenuous touch, like tears on the angel’s cheek at night no […]

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FRAGILE BEAUTY

Fragile beauty Caught in the garden, Flickerings of ruby red Tenderly unraveling From garlands of green Amid a day Named ordinary. It is the fairest pleasure, The simplest suggestion of perfection, Nature unearthing itself Onto the world And yet It is the easiest To crush- A cry of crimson Carelessly caught In the chaos Of […]

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