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Geranium Vivisection

Updated: 6 days ago

Poem by Harry Slater.

Calmed by rounded marks

Of geranium-hued flesh,

Pockets of capillaried change

Point to the blunted vivisection

Where motion ceased.

I am alive

And I have proven it

Without recourse to edges

Pried from orange plastic.

Shame still radiates

Like impact waves,

Rippling in slow motion.

Interference patterns etched

As macroscopic questions,

And answered only in

Dissolving cascades of

Deadened sound.

Image by Amy Thorpe.

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