Kiss me more
In the lamplight, love,
The moths as our only witness
I taste the iron on your lips
Small cruelties flicker in your eyes
Love, kiss me more.
Door knocker brass
Curls around my heart
Copperhead snake injects his poison
I flower, black, without you
Longing for a lone white petal.
Give me your heart
Under the moon, love
Summer vases as our only witness
I taste petrichor on your tongue
You taste ash on mine
Love, give me your heart.
Picture frame gold
Curls the ends of my mouse brown hair
Scarlet shoes in the corner
Shadows slant inward the wrong way
I stare vacantly at you
Lost without backstory.
Give me the lilies
Beside the honeysuckle bower, love
Wasps as our witness
I want the individuality
Crisp in the corners of your heart
Love, give me the lilies.
Lonely in company
I hang my heart in silence
I feel the walls throb
The windows give in to agony
Crack a little.
Dust along your ridges
A blotted shadow in the corner of your eye
The artist’s hand dabbed away your sorrow
I attempt to look at you
My eyes slide along the wall
Us, a collection of daubed watercolors.
Photo by Pedro Ramos on Unsplash
Inspired by the #7DayTale June prompt on Twitter: in the picture.
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