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_Stasis: Laminar Flow_

— Aerik Francis

Static double helix
             Streams. You see                      Water
A river, stopped
             Dead, citeless pupils.

And, as if your eye-

             Witness was unreliable,
You dunk invasive,
             Your hand inside                     Water
Refusing to dam.

             I’ve perfected my fluid

Dynamics. You’ll never know
             My time. Shutter. Sync.
Frame rate. You only see                      Water

             Motion blur. The tip
Of my iceberg, liquid,
             Melted. I keep

Flowing & shifting.
             You keep looking at                 Water
Me, just the same.


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