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SOPHIE BLAIR

you were so percussive.

 

i zipped my coat and curled my hands in my pockets, nail to palm. swallowed. you had your index finger on my left screw and tightened my wing with a shree, shree.

 

“is that what you meant?”

 

you shrugged, passive as always. air thick with paint fumes. a delicate arch of feathers dripping octaves down my shoulder blades. your hand reflected in every plume.

 

i sipped the oil and wiped my mouth. polished eyebrows, noon-day luster. vague idealistic adequacy in the evening chill, cold so sodden it was almost black.

 

fly, baby, fly —

© 2015 peculiar