Loss of Innocence

Candy Cigarette by Sally Mann (Conscientious)

The burden of a confession

Bound to her flesh

In moments,

Disordered images,

In a story she wills untold:

Blood roses.

The turn of a key in the lock.

The smell of terror.

A lamp,

Just out of reach.

Words clench. Bowels flinch. Raw.

Recounted matter-of-factly

Like a trip to the grocery store –

Loss of innocence.



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