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“Kaleidoscopy”

I remember you –
the way your body

fell

like rain

into the bed.

Sheath after sheath –
the smell of the room,

the shape
of your frame.

You disappeared

inside
the mattress,

the fabric
turned
to water.

Your hair flailed
like a fan,

your fingers were spiders,

the lack of iris
in the blue water,

black pupils placed
on lily pads.

I became the blackened onlooker,

the wavering shadow.

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