swimming in blood

by Ray Heinrich

we are all not just swimming in blood
but drinking it
and enjoying its warmth
on the inside of our throats and stomachs
and the water
we always thought was water
was blood
swimming in blood
i watch you
take off your clothes
one shoulder
at a time
carefully revealing
what is always there
what is always

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