Naked in the Dark

naked in the dark
I am dressed with my
lover’s embrace, inside me,
34 years ago;

naked in the dark
I am dressed with the memory
of praying with Reyhaneh
killed before dawn

naked in the dark
I am dressed with my clock’s
heart beat and the courage
of a young woman I never met.

(c) B.Schaefer 2015

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~ by Barbara S on February 9, 2015.

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