If it were me who
planted this rivulet of darkness
beneath my fingers
then perhaps
my body could doze
like the light of the sun
just before it is
subsumed
by the moon.
My eyes
undone
catch you
like an
open door
concedes the wind.
A lamplight
from the window
across from mine
casts itself
on my ceiling.
I gaze at it
and wonder what this skin
would feel like
if it had never carried
your wounds.
My eyes shutter
like a light bulb
flickering
slowly
and the spot on the ceiling
with the light on it
grows faint.

Emily Rabinowitz’s poem “Acceptance” won second prize in the Fourth Annual School of Visual Arts Writing Program Contest. Emily’s poem, “Melancholia” won first prize in 2015. Emily is a senior majoring in Photography.