The Colour Blue

by Aki Schilz

There is a warmth in your outline

but inside the space you have left
the sheets are cold and blue.

Blue is the colour of your absence
and of this small bruise on my wrist
where I have imagined your fingers

or the smudges under my eyes
which are not tiredness, but yearning
for your shape to fill them with brightness.

And each cold finger
not clasped in yours
is blue

then white

then shadow

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