I put words to the curls
of your pale tresses, speak the stain
on your lips, draw a line across
your face, separating the eye from its
soft lashes, the slick tongue from its
parted mouth and the tilted neck from its—
unresisting body
I name each part of you, as if 
to set us apart
and in naming you, I forget
to see you whole, once again.

One response to “Lily”

  1. Gorgeous description…a lily indeed!


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