The Skin Suit

You smile
at photos
of her
now.

His eyes
look so engaged
and hopeful,
and if you
didn’t know her,
she’d look
the same.

But you know
there’s nothing
behind those eyes
but black coldness
and the faint ticking
of spider legs
on wet cement.

So it’s nice
to share this
moment
with him
while he still
wants
to remember it.

-GD Butler

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