Read: Today’s made-up word


Bridget Paterson

What’s this dip called?

She breathes in close to kiss

He squints to look, appalled

A spot? Something amiss?

Inhales him in from clavicle to breast

Dunno, he says relieved, it’s just my chest

Soft, firm, his scent, warm, face wide

She lays her head and settles at his side



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