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that winter


by Gary Percesepe


your twitching bunny nose

            the way, seeing me at the door

    your eyes unlocked

 

you are a dark mountain road

     sunless sea

a falling shape on the white lawn

 

a second skin I grew that winter

  


                        on december 17th

 

my thoughts slowed to the pace of

        drifting snow

 

your eyes looked up at me

                        newly sexed

            disturbing the air

 

i thought the house was breathing

            but

    it was only us

 

a jump of white wine

   in your swollen throat

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