on becoming furniture
by t. zoEy benally

eight months
since i greyed into background
formatted as a watermark
40% bright, 45% contrast
excluded from text & plot
this chapter his; no longer ours

32 weeks
almost enough time to create
another person, squirming to be free
tangy lemon wedge of me
is left on dusty window sill
lemonade potential evaporates
leaves bland cellulose next to chitin husks

over two hundred days
feet impressions emboss carpet fibers
bent and smashed to root fibers
mapped lint showers, cosmic fuss
i feel certain sections of fabric
being faded another grey shade by sun

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