Mulberries

this afternoon,
i found a mulberry stain
on my orange shirt

it looked like a bullet wound,
dark purple
in a sea of pure,
bright color

it wasn’t a splatter:
that would have looked
artistic,
or deliberate,
or at least reckless

this was a single drop
an ellipse stained into my chest
just above my heart

and yet, it was
exactly
as it should have been

— ptkh 06.21.10

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