In the Hallway Closet

By Kovine

To leave your beauty 
So permanently marred on this plane
It seeps into everything around me 

I see your smile 
Fading behind my eyes 
But it never fully disappears

It’s so easy to conflate my thoughts
With fantasies of you 
Ephemeral, holy, and beautiful

Canonized with your stained glass halo 
Sealed forever in negatives 
Remembered in dust 

Buried somewhere deep 
In the bag they sealed you in
“Warning: Contains human remains”

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Copyright 2022 Kovine
Published on Wednesday, December 28, 2022.     Filed under: "Ironic" and "Poetry"
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