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day of the red

day of the red

Summer Green

The day of reckoning is upon us – en garde!

two women in love

both pouring with blood

because ‘we’ve sank up’

like you said a swimmer does

though I must sorely disagree

sorely being the key word

‘a swimmer sinks down!

and just like that, reader

I bit the first bite of the night

completely unnecessary and downright stupid

but it was the hormones

talking, we avoided shouting, ended up laughing

and eventually showering

vulnerable and hugging

my ear on the cusp of your rib cage

warm rain embracing our shoulders, but we’re not male directors – thank god

and so we stand, intertwined

your head on mine, while uteruses empathise

tampon strings hanging out

and the water never runs cold.


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