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Top Five Regrets of the Dying: #4. "I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends."

Published by PONIKAA GIRL | Monday, October 27, 2014 1:10 AM


112 words


threads of silver dots trailed down the moi's back
streaking into an elevator grey
into black broken tips pulled apart
she caressed its glistening white underbelly
she knew it was something to keep her warm

she released its body in the delectable downstream
along its scaled sides her fingers rolled
pushing it towards the gritty cries of a newborn
i felt a hand on my shoulder

Look at the rules; I'm no good at this she said
as we sat through moments of silence
the water crisp in the shadow of the Hau tree
a grey-dried branch twisted under others
doubly thin branches braided over and across
bending too tightly in loops



Triggers:
I felt a hand on my shoulder
As we sat through moments of silence
Something to keep her warm
Look at the rules
I'm no good at this



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