shot glass
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Kathy Lohrum Cotton

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Gene Pairs

Twilight purple swells
her face, her ribs,
burning sun turning midnight black.

Allele gene of victim,
dominant on her mother's side.

Staggering to the kitchen,
she chooses a blade,
long and sharp as her pain.

Killer instinct, dominant
on her father's side.