The Wheel and Axle

In The Bin

by on Jul.11, 2018, under Queer

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He took his hand,

they slipped out the door.


Down the corridor


they walked.

In the aseptic coldness

of the hallway, the faint smell

of friendly familiar perfume



The scent of a man recently


and the red roses that lay


in a can nearby were but

shadows in his mind.


And the elevator closed,

swallowing them whole.


Allan Carreon

Thumbnail Photo Credits: Carolyn Woulfe

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