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A CHAMELEON IS A LIZARD IS A CONSTELLATION IS AN INCONSTANT PERSON by Lauren Jacquish • Cleaver Magazine
Numbing forgiveness-salve slathered on eyes damned eyes, to sit across from this man praised for handling his bossy woman so well− my she-ro, my sister. I see Tammy Wynette. We’re slamming wine. We’re laughing. I’m globbing it on thick. Blurring memory: his hands robotic extensions groping me awake shudder his stupid face his stupid easy chair− When I woke to it that night, all I said was, You need to go to bed. I may have rubbed forgiveness on too soon.