Dematerialisation, prose written by Gabriela M at
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written by: Gabriela M



It was a sort of dematerialization that left behind the scent of orange blossoms and the vague memory of sultry afternoons growing by the margins of the pond: those afternoons in need for seed germination. I am sure you can remember them.

You and your love for me which have always looked for my blood. I told you I am air and therefore I do not have a body. I fill the space in which other bodies manifest themselves.

I am every breath you take in your nights of love when you think you love other women. Have you ever noticed how blue and humid is the air you breathe between two kisses? That’s me.

Oh, I agree. Sometimes I may look like plum lips and other times like tiny specs of red wine sprinkled on your shirt. Those are the times when the moon is full, and the cicadas’ wings listen to the vibrations coming from the membrane of their own abdomens.

It’s summer: pink roses, fresh lips, quiet balconies.

May I have my black nightgown back? I want to feel its silkiness against my skin.

Oh, you are right.

I do not need it. I do not have a body.

Is it my imagination or your breath just got heavier?

Gabriela M

Gabriela M

Gabriela Marie Milton [Spillwords name Gabriela M] is a #1 Amazon bestselling poet and an internationally published author. Her literary work appeared in various magazines and anthologies. She is the author of the #1 best-selling poetry collection 'Woman: Splendor and Sorrow', Vita Brevis Press, July 2021 and, the author of 'Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings', Vita Brevis Press, April 2020. Under the name Gabriela M she was awarded 2019 Author of the Year at Spillwords Press (NYC). Her piece 'If I say I love you' was nominated for 2020 Spillwords Press Publication of the Year (Poetic). Gabriela is also the editor of MasticadoresUSA. She blogs at Shortprose.
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