he eats with his entire body
gesturing with his fingers
smoothing strands of beard
smiling fully.
in every breath, resilient
he focuses with eyelets
like copper-coated blades of grass
they are wisps in sudden storms
he lifts them slowly
to meet mine.
i react.

– SC

10 thoughts on “copper

  1. I feel embarrassed β€” like a voyeur! Despite his obvious deceptive and reptilian movement, you are mesmerized and seduced. I’m left not sure whom I want to meet the most!

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