strange sympathies | stories

What color should I dye my sheets?

Grey is good for the skin. Allowing some indirect light into the room. The bed is a place to be insistent. It isn’t a place for crosswords and lemon slices in a water carafe. Windows are for pressing flesh against and bed sides should be littered with coins, condoms and a bottle—with only the swill of dead champagne. In the morning to clear the sleep out of your mouth and scent your breath. And your glasses, black frames tangled in something. So half blind moving through the grey morning and finding the brilliant glow of skin.

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