I remember (fragments) by Lauren Napier

I remember you on a highway to the Netherlands

        musky smells, peaty nostril, and highway lights

I remember you in Santa Fe

      sun beating hot inside a tent pitched on astro turf

     Red Rock visions already showing cause to doubt reality

I remember you and the way you felt in


the camellia bush

Blossoms that float in water

Floating outside of the window

I remember you and the way you fell in…

I remember the first time your fingers found the snaps

Layer by layer

Buttons to eyes

Eye to eye

Flesh awaiting the moment to remember…

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