MISTRESS REVERIE (CLINIC)

KATE DEBOLT

 
 

say infection instead
of disease : look pleased
 
the pathogen knows
your name : same same
 
same same : we all came
here seeking something,
 
lovers, a sweep
of fate that might lift
 
us up : yes you had it
once : yes it was alive
 
         here :
 
you had candle-bloodied
wine : he never touched you
 
with his hands that night
left the bar to buy milk
 
for his first-grade son :
but o
 
weren’t you just the one

 

 
 

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