Editing poetry: unravel

The molecule mentioned below is caffeine. That is all.

unravel
carotid fibres
shear strata from the skin
he said was so soft
like a girl
with no sequined diamond shoes
dermabrade, file down

distraught
twist of bleached kimono silk
hangs in the hall closet
the echo of a closing door
collapses
slow domino
long after you have left
unravels

disjoint
the connective tissue
reverse
define what we undefined
that place where i end and you begin
once stitched up so close
now
unravel

disintegrate
unravel
long chain molecules
you wore around your neck
C8H10N4O2
divide up the carbon atoms
without rancour
delineate the images
there is no ink
under this skin

out to the deep water
drift
there is no more
disruption
static on the phone line
i once mistook for crying
disconnect
everything electronic
shut down
the last few filaments
burn out
delight in their last
incandescence
flicker
unravel

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