Oxymaria

Most miserable

when she’s happy

 

Most shameful

when she’s proud

 

Most prescient

when unconscious

 

Most distant

 in a crowd

 

Most forthright

when not speaking

 

Most giving

when denied

 

Most secret

when she’s telling all

 

Most dead

—but still alive

 

(Dreamsleep: December, 2021)

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