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Poetry, Vol. 1.1, June 2007 You command me to shovel the driveway in a dream, but it’s warm out and the snow is inside the house— I push slushy accumulations into childhood...
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Poetry, Vol. 1.1, June 2007 I could spend some stanzas describing the way he bent over my tire, displaying two identical fat, hairy butt cheeks before reaching between his legs for the...
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Poetry, Vol. 1.1, June 2007 I This twilight hour (a dance, a sorting of parts) swells the innards of anyone daring to pay attention I do-- sometimes and feel the twitch of...
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Poetry, Vol. 1.1, June 2007 The hair runs from her head and beyond the perimeters of this moment, what remains lightened by the sun and cradling her pale neck, its long, vertical...
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Poetry, Vol. 1.1, June 2007 I have a friend who couples himself with the wind: arms spread, eyes shut, the rushing air renders him fluid. He senses these flurries, knows each leaf...
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Poetry, Vol. 1.1, June 2007 This life is all about being beautiful. Mamas dragged us into scorching kitchens, Screaming for mercy. On the stove chicken grease Crackled like fireworks on hot summer...
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Poetry, Vol. 1.1, June 2007 Mommy adjusts the tiny pillow beneath her knees as she fastens straight pins on the hem of a white woman's dress. Two young girls stand downstage with...
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Poetry, Vol. 1.1, June 2007 Morning beach. The sun among broken clouds. The empty boat moored to the pier, rocked in the waves, in the tapestry of passing. The clothesline twangs, shirts...
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Poetry, Vol. 1.1, June 2007 When you called me that Sunday at 8:02 p.m. and it took you 17 minutes and 12 seconds to tell me that you didn't think you loved...
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Poetry, Vol. 1.1, June 2007 Children danced on the bricks of my street and made Four-Square blocks with egg chalk. They traced crime scenes around one another, changing colors throughout each of...
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