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The Blind Man Loves Anais

The Blind Man Loves Anais

By Vanessa Shields


Dessa is green apple: crispy bitter sweet

Charlie is brown bark: rough soily natural

Anais is blue water: wide flowing changing


He is in love with Anais

having caressed her skin 

with the eyes of his fingers

(that she so generously offered

without hesitation)

skin on skin was electric

shooting life into edges 


on his body he didn’t 

know existed 

the result was 

a literal spark


Anais loves to swim

in his darkness 

she is a water spider

guiding him to sea


Submitted to online poetry contest: https://penableme.wordpress.com/2020/03/19/thursday-poetry-competition-3/

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