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“What Can You Pen?” Second Place Poetry Prize

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houdini
by Jaya Reddy

Illustration by JoAnna Schindler.

thin lips disappear in a kiss 

what more can be said than a sweet goodbye 
whispered on the tips of those paper thin lips 


he closed her eyes with those lips 
caressed her heart with those lips 
those houdini, velveteen, smirking, paper thin lips

what mantra of love can he gentle speak 
to rewrite history 
to cover the stamps of kisses past 

plump pair fills blood red 
alight, her face stares ahead 
waiting at his paper thin lips 
those houdini, mockingly tender, paper thin lips
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