Eye Shadow

There's a trace of you here, I'm sure
a scent, a touch of eye shadow

Did you visit? I think you did
I could have left you cigarettes
or a flask of coffee, a salad

I don't know what I was doing
spitting salt water maybe
trying to sleep in the sea

I climbed back on board at sunup
watched the crowds eat and talk
They didn't listen to my warnings

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The Arcade

Latex lights eat texture
Corner shadows
stamp love with newsprint
Routine time
soaks into flagstones

Just you and me

No reverberation

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Me and fox had a face-to-face
Admittedly, she was in the garden
and I was in the kitchen
but we spent a whole minute
looking at each other
She was hungry

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