If you follow your bliss, you will always have your bliss, money or not. If you follow money, you may lose it, and you will have nothing ~ Joseph Campbell

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

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Day 2

In the dazzle of mid
afternoon
she puts on her sunglasses
and darkens the world.

One hour ago, she was
napping on the sofa

The world was subdued
with eyes closed and
bunchy clouds
painting the blue of the sky
a shallow gray

filling all the cracks
in her brain
with flattened screams
and blood made of red streamers
attached by pins to his clothing
and piles of red crepe paper
pooling like epoxy
at his sneakers.

False iridescent

"Shhhh," he whispered
while his hand caressed
a stray hair behind her ear
and then he slapped her hard enough
to make her knees buckle

But he was ready
and gently steadied her

She rested her head
against his chest
and felt the flow of connection
suffused with the sting.

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