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  • Poetry > Free Verse
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    Dear Carlton, The scrawl of your name reminds me of the prairie; sometimes jarred peaches, but mostly the prairie. I see you flattening the grass. I see you sinking into the soil. I see you stretching your hand into the gut of the sky, as if the earth owed something to you. I see these t...
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    I) We are not running. There is no ache of my legs as I lie here. We are not cheering. There is no celebration in the dead stillness of your hand. If I close my eyes fire becomes bubbles smoking the air and screams soften to words of love. But my eyes don’t close. They are blind, ...
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    There is a dog, one brown spot on the side of its face, strapped in a green collar, stapled to a telephone pole. There is a necklace, with one blue bead and a silver clasp, pinned to a locker room bulletin board. I walk around filling my empty pockets with bits of sky, holding a pie...
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    you told me, in the hush of daybreak, that it couldn’t be love making me stumble. for i had yet to hear you sing. in my dreams i would strain to hear over the flowers blossoming at your smile and the crackling of the constellations, searching for the melody. but when the sweet sun s...
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    I. We cannot be Route One, which slithers up the coast in an Atlantic Romantic fashion. We cannot be the coveted, ephemeral rose blossom. We cannot be the scent of sea spray. We cannot be a bittersweet chocolate. We cannot be the song you heard when it rained at night and the stars shone t...

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