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written by: ilex fenusova
last night I threw my skin
against a tall mirror
to find my features against the wait and the glass.
nothing here; move along,
from my back rose a large scarlet bird of paradise,
from my feet between sinew and muscle
crept small poppies that stained where I walked.
I was in full bloom.
I crept into bed, curled small as a spore,
and the fabric was soaked within an instant;
bright with the red wood moss of my body.
I have kept you aloft so long, my dear,
with my breath
that I have forgotten that this air is mine, not ours.
how could I have known then?
that small shared gust stirred frail, rust leaves
that both of us admired.
you don't know the names of the four winds
but I will call to them for you now
as I curl up tighter in my bed-garden,
as I watch you fall deep into that roiling sea.
I am so sorry this happened. move along,
Should have kept a Rolodex of publications but hindsight is 20/20. Items seen here have not been published before.