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Blue Moon

After the appointed fuck, I wander
the house barefoot, climbing up, peering

out every window until I find you
in the attic skylight to the right

of my desk, your light not blue but milky
white, filtered through a caul. Your body

is pale, full-bodied, but scarred. You’re old,
I suppose, a sterile rock. I sit

in the dark and watch as we both turn.
You, a helium balloon whose string tugs

at the fist of a fussy child who might
look up at the sky and let go.
Posted 12/09/13
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