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    pull me in at the corners,  fold and refold my skin until i'm just a breath of air. hide my odds and ends, scrape away at me until i am sunlight skipping across patches of soft grass. hush, for i am the ampersand, the dance between two corners, awash with yellow sleepiness and...
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    the air is still and the trees are warm, but i am the smallest mountain atop rambling waves. daylight draws the curtains and i hide beneath the wings of my mother. i am bruised knuckles and alkaline salts and whiplash, and nobody likes the pounding behind their eyes....
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    the ocean is a cradling thing with her wrists exposed, baring her marble teeth to the wind (who promises to be calm but i know better). me, all brain and much too full of heart, begging. i want stillness, the silence before dreamless sleep, hair arcing for the blooming springtime - i have ...
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    look at me, earthbound - you, your moon addled mind, idling in the morning and  roving with the evening stars. look to the earth, but don't pluck your eyes from the indigo night. don't cradle the moon, and don't string it between your teeth. i am underfoot, the dirt seeping fr...
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    to the words i never wrote down: i fly to you, grasping at straw tips, melting beneath the waves....
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    i stand up straight in the morning but by the time night falls i am quietly mauling. the soft, velvet eyes of milling peruse me, keys unfurling, a dog's trumpeting at the great machines buzzing down corridors. for i am not the gentle trees, the upcycling of air in the calm of sleepin...
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    i, a diminuendo, a soft bruise, brooding within my blood orange mouth, relive the night in my cardamom bones. flowing darkness, roving skin in quiet, blue waves, the darkness that blooms between my eyes. my milk teeth are made of honey and neptune spoons them into the sea....
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    a nice boy drove me home and i saw the moon there, sloping gently, a little sigh in the dark. it was anxious, a mother and a spool, a winding diminuendo in quiet air. its sleeping blush tousled me, made me ache. i watched it settle, float on empty air, in softness and soil to tender re...
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    i awoke in the night, hungry, and my muse pulled me out to sea, back arching gently in the shape of neptune. i dreamt of a warm wind blowing and cried with the quiet, in the soft grey of a november dawn. my hair grew long in the fall and pity let my hands go free, and my breath swi...
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    i, the slate, sit still as always. the heather spoke but i only caught the last word. a tiny pinpoint, a great ocean. carry me, lift me away to you, blanketed forests, gentle wondering and the stars....
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    i am light blue and the sky is gray today. you are the car that idles in the morning, soft sounds, turn signal clicking quietly. you’re overgrown just a little, face darkened in sleeping splendor. meanwhile, i – a little bean, afraid, an exclamation and a hesitation, w...
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    my heart, a dark wood, leaves tapering to the windshield as the breath is milked out of me. the trees are planted in their mothering earth, ears to the floor and wide awake. my body, a planet, such a small thing in such a great, big machine – the sky is warm and sleeping today, ...
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    head wrapped in a waking dream, cherokee roses blooming along the wayside, the little lamb that ran away. i asked the space to fill me, traumatic birth, a stretch to miss the falling rain. i aim to be my mother who drinks her fill, flush against the heather moon and the quivering lig...
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    my soul is in its sunday best but all the world is flux and  change. ...
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    you are alone tonight. you asked god to help you, but his head must have been in the clouds again. you watch the planes drift lazily and wonder why exactly they feel too fantastic, a little blinding, really. so you settle into sleep, into the crook of the moon’s elbow, as res...
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    my heart longed to be subtle, so   i gently cupped it and held it   there. it cried for me, little duck,   hands bursting forth like    umbrellas in a sudden rain.   i hung my heart from my wrist   and it swung like a pendulum,   smearing my sleeve with its  ...
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    leave me, softly, so that   i may learn how to. the trees   blink at me but i hold my gaze.   the sky looks owlish today.   the air is cold, almost cold enough   to contain you. bow with me    before the sun so we can drink   our fill of the grasses and light. ...
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    the trees are in their best dresses and the leaves wear little skirts today. surfacing, a head crowning over water, a gentle curvature through deep space, stars waving their arms with splayed fingers. i do not understand them - me, upset, a little thing. i am strung, bow drawn taut...
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    the wind rushes like some strange new emotion and i awake, arms falling into the dark water, fair little pond. me, palpable, the lone feather drifting among the clovers....
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    i feel you as a shadow, a weight, a warmth and a sigh, like the way the trees bend before the stars, steady beside me yet quiet. you taste like early june in the blithering snow, the praying springtime with her teabag knees before the cutting wind. little doe, lone cloud flap...
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    persimmon heart, unfurling flower, oceans of flesh and rivers of hot blood. your hands shake, little blossoms, palms out and heavy with olives. hair curling at your neck, bees humming in your shoes, arms blooming and burning. quick - look - and gasp - suddenly i am cold,...
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    night, flowing skin, pluck me from cotton beds beneath your wings, cherry eyes popping, gently guide me toward the moon again. i lost her last night and i rained as the sky rained. i am the fervid wind, the stillness of trees after sunset, the small grass that still stretches....
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    i speak paisley when my soul feels sick, but i taste lavender when i think of god and that helps the queasiness, wraps it up warm and tight and sends it on its way. i feel words the way that a lover feels her unrequited half - desperately, fleetingly, longingly. love tastes like...
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    “the moon blooms within me, sending birds on their way like the marigolds, little ponds, softer than the pull of dead weeds. me, a dog, a flapping fish, the sea that kisses the hulls until her lips bleed with salt water. i am the ending that almost was, the way the sky sighs...
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    mother, gentle acceleration, eyes hovering above the dashboard and stringing pearls across the road. your papyrus skin, folds of cream settling, soles grasping the brakes. i carry milk teeth from my mother, apples of her cheeks the shade of my favorite pencil, a warm, green wood...

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