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The veil

May 10, 2015

For two hours

I held the doors

of heaven open

and watched the golden rays

kiss the tops of

her shoulders and

glint off her hair.

Her eyes,

once half closed,

were now half opened

and as light began to fill them

I finally saw her breathe.

Stay still,

I said,

and breathe some more,

wait until you can

feel your legs.

But in the intoxicating excitement

of expanding lungs

and illuminated eyes

she stood quickly and said

she would be right back.

I watched her disappear

into the restroom,

the dark heavy door

closing behind her,

and I knew that

when she lifted her eyes

from the sink

the face in the glass

would whisper cruel lies

and insist that her hands

were clean enough without soap,

and pull down the shades

so she wouldn’t have to

squint in the brilliance

anymore.

 

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Mr Sparky permalink
    May 10, 2015 5:56 am

    Love it!

  2. pricelessjoy permalink
    May 10, 2015 12:48 pm

    very beautiful!

    • May 10, 2015 12:52 pm

      Thank you. Glad to see you pop up…last night I realized you’d been quiet for a few days and I was concerned!

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