a shimmer shape (in a scarlet cape)

was that you
ida . . .

they said you wore
a red cloak

that you
were

waiting
while squizzy stole
the stoles

and the furs

and dresses

they held you
in a lock-up
but . . .

perhaps
you played
your charms . . .

. . . in such a way . . .

in such
a way . . .

you disappeared
as though you’d never been

a curl of smoke
a shimmered shape
left
in the air
before
a startled
young constable

~

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