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Poetry Series: No. 5 – “Shards of Glass”

Shards of Glass

© 2011 Leslie I. Benson
From “Emerging: A Collection of Poems”
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You are within my reach
yet you are unreachable.
These shards of glass in my eyes
blur you.
I want to see you clearly
so my hands trace the lines of your face.
The contours lead my fingers —
curves and sharp edges,
bone, jaw, skin, lips…
purring for you

Each time I blink
the shards pierce deeper.
My eyes bleed.

Take them out.

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