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Death’s attendant

She hovers outside the window in short sleeves, Puffy ankles pushed into sandals, Oblivious to the mid-winter crispness. She sucks the life out of her ciggie, Increasing her lip lines with every draw. Hair dyed so black it’s almost blue, … Continue reading

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Naked orchids

Mid-August, The orchids in the window Of the funeral directors Have not one bloom among them, Just flaccid leaves, dried out stems And silvery-grey aerial roots. The smell of loss lingers – Death’s hangover, Mourning’s accomplice – Despite the shiny … Continue reading

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