Sister Mary by Lee Taylor


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The consternation of the ostracized charlatan
allowed the manuscript of his doubt
to plague his desire to dress her;
the impression of physicality
grated at his ability to thatch the roof
from his own inbred values,
but when he sees that
one indistinguishable dimple,
that one red button they shared
together
by the water
with the sun going down,
the smashed thin-glass container
gags him
with the realization
that only female mosquitoes bite.