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Like a fragile Oyster,
the Black Velvet Box opens in The Girl’s hands,
the tables clinking
and the plates scratching around them.

Shards fall from The Girl’s eyes
as her gaze wafts up,
catching the hollow stare of The Bear
in their gossamer nets.

In the air-conditioned nightmare
of a funeral home,
The Woman’s hair is tied back in a tight bun,
covered in netting.
She wears her pine overcoat well.

Too red lipstick on her lips,
too red rouge on her cheeks,
give her a street corner look.
The Woman’s ash-like hair is frayed
and bleached at the roots.

The Black Velvet Box shuts with a snap.
The Girl’s breath burns and spiders crawl
across her skin
as The Bear threads his claws
through her hair.

The Girl ties her arms around The Bear,
clasping hands at his back.
The Black Velvet Box is held
tightly between them.

The Mourner’s eyes squint
and face scrunches,
their eyes roving The Woman’s hollow
Oyster shell:
The Splotches on her face,
the cross strung across her chest.

The Girl leans sideways,
head lying on The Bear’s chest.
Their eyes slide closed,
his drumming lulling them,
into a syrupy doze.

 

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Synopsis
Volta: A stanza followed by a B Stanza back and forth, A is one scene while B is a different scene. Please take this into consideration....both stanzas have similarities to one another. To make it more clear: stanza 1,2,5,6 and 8 are one scene and 3,4 and 7 are the other.
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