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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Transitory Girl



TRANSITORY GIRL


For a moment..


just the briefest of moments,


she was beautiful, gorgeous,


like the luscious apple


that sat on the sideboard


in a ceramic dish


until I threw it away,


it sides showing the very best of


red, orange and yellow,


the way sunsets do


when they are showing off,


the stem a celebration of lust


irrepressible and incomplete.



But the bottom


where you cannot see,


hidden by the lip of the bowl, is


moist, sunken down,






rancid and rotten.




©2014 Christopher Reilley

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