Code Purple: Day Two

If I held you,
so small in my hand
so drowned in your ark–
could we apprehend the sea
with glass, mouth, hurt
wrenched cogs,
a dead end for lovers
poised for loss.

To remove you,
moment by moment
from this life—
would cost one thousand
wringing of hands,
spitting of words,
a lifetime of goodbyes
within me.

©2015 Jessica Stephenson All Rights Reserved


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2 Responses to Code Purple: Day Two

  1. BWSBL says:

    Your words are amazing. So happy to see you writing.


  2. Pingback: Code Purple: 2015 | In Potentia.

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