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Published August 27, 2017
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A blue sun

by Camille Lapaix

The moon stretches, yawns, spills out onto the petroleum sky:
"What can I do you for?"
The tips of my fingers softy brush over my throat, my breast, my belly;
"It hurts, it hurts", and the crescent, phosphorescent pearl whispers.
She, too, has shrunk and corrupted herself into smallness.
Together, we carry more craters and bullet wounds in our path than remembrance.

The day will break, soft and blind, minty pastels over charcoal
(
but before it, before this, I am here, as long as you want).

I look up, and she says you carry war in many a colour, a one-man death squad.
She says you carry razorblades carved out of cotton, quietness like a cloak.
She says she saw me coming when she laid eyes on you, wrapping you into a milky blanket.

She says I am a weather forecast, 60% predictability
(
you always break me into heat lightning).

You are a precautionary tale, always unfolding.
Your back outlines the spine of my favourite bedtime story,
and I can always read the lines at the corner of your eyes.

Biography
I’m Camille, and I am very French. I come complete with a very thick
accent, a love of cheese, a passion for accordion and airport novels. I
studied psychology and criminology, and have been living in London for
almost two years where I am working as a support worker.

Enter The Weekly Poetry Contest

First Place: The Weekly Poetry Contest #7

A blue sun

by Camille Lapaix
(London, UK)