retired touch thu FEB 8th, 2018 15:32:56

By: Grace Cavalier

based upon your form

undetectable (due to light absorbed),

alternating shudders combine their rumblings to misinterpret distance


in the trembling, covetous dream-

sadder shades of red melt, then coagulate within an intentional withdrawal

perceptions of precedence confuse the order

(we distribute biblical blame accordingly)


nearness and death compress the packing, making room- so

resentment balloons in a suicidal gasp

“forget me forget me forget me forget me”,

my self-incarceration whispers as it tip-toes around your absent mind


you’ll swim in your colors, and i’ll want you to

but forgive me if I choose a different pool