We’re standing behind you

The window is your mirror

We‘re filming your reflections

 

In the window

You can see

The teardrop on her cheek

The other tear — is in your hair

Reach up and wipe the tear

 

With your thumb

Roll the tear on your fingers

As if water — is on the wings

of a butterfly_

 

Now, your face is dry

You point and say something

Insignificant like

“See that gas station down there.”

 

Vignette for Love Divine.

Copyright © 2018 E Maria Shelton Speller

This installation is from the book titled, Yellow Tape [A Memoir] coming in the summer of 2021.

EDUCATION:

BSFA Northeastern University
CPM, SSGB George Washington University

EXPERIENCE:

United States Air Force
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