“Two Blushes”

30 Dec

“Two Blushes”

Let’s watch the leaves freeze

from a swing on the porch.

When the chips fall down,

pray for confetti,

the long rope,

the witch’s twitching toes.

Have you forgotten how to inhabit a torso?

Forgive a million candelabras

forgive me this recipe

of dressing gowns, blue thorns.

There’s poison in the mattress

your negligee

caused a sparrow to crack asunder.

Will this blood leave behind its shadow?

Will you fall in love with me next door?

A dying demon falls forever

through outer space

past the hidden planets.

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