A photograph of rays of multi-shaded purple light on a black background.

Ultraviolet

by Danielle Wigston

there is a place 
you occupied. 

past freckles, 
past pigment,
past the dermal layers of the skin
deep.

sun kissed our skin.
sun burnt, broke and blistered
mine.

how trivial
protection seemed.

sickness spreads
nostalgically, 
in the shade of ultraviolet light. 

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