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Meter Monday #2: Crocodile Tears

Meter Monday #2: Crocodile Tears

by Harika Kottakota

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I still catch

All your crocodile tears  

Upon my naked arms

As stark shivers ricochet

Along my spine

Towards my rattling heart

 

 

Your crocodile tears congeal

Into my second skin

One pinprick away from collapse

Refracting a million of me,  

A billion of your bluest eye

 

 

Relentless, your crocodile tears

Smothered my hopes

Of salvaging the old bliss

Our warm palms pressing

Crease to crease, pulse to pulse

 

 

I can no longer decipher

Your crocodile tears from my own

As they merge and adhere

Melding our limbs together until

We are nothing more

Than a mosaic of frosted glass

 

 

 

Originally published June 2015 in Parallel Ink

http://parallelink.tumblr.com/post/124285410169/crocodile-tears-harika-kottakota


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