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wisdom teeth

Think of a party, everyone shivering in swallowed lamplight or, the music. Thin, unpunctured here. Bodies moving like excuses. This is not yet forgetting, this is only a mouthful of blood.┬áLike a startled wait, this yearn wrung through teeth. Like … Continue reading

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august

  // Brimming with their secrets, the way everything is the answer, opaque and boundless until you split it open and swim inside it. Take refuge, pitch a tent. Drink in until every inch is uncovered, until every breath bruises. … Continue reading

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two poems

(you may recognize the earlier versions of these two poems as two separate pieces that I’ve already featured on this blog. I was unsatisfied with them, however, and some heavy edits were in order, so here they are, complete! – … Continue reading

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girl, swan and blue

I am the deep swell below my tongue. Here is the belly of the whale, candlesticks and blue cradles, nursery rhymes waterlogged. All I see is gold light spinning, here is the melt, my mouth as hot wax. Here is … Continue reading

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Sore Throat

something is rusting in my throat, the ends of summer, i kept the apology meant for you//i’m growing smaller, honey-hay cottage, i still keep the postcards//i only see swan painted air, gaslights dissolve sweet on tongue, i fold the day … Continue reading

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Reaching & Wilting

My fingertips are mimicking sensations, guessing at existence beyond themselves But there is only one thought burning in me, burns through the room to nowhere, reaching you without touching you. And my shoulders wilt//And my skin is only the ink … Continue reading

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Snippets No. 2 “Memories”

My second collection of jumbled, half-baked thoughts, poems, and stories. 1. Flames & Snow: Feathers of angels, fingerprints of ghosts. 2. Old spaces we’ve known entrap pieces of our former selves. 3. His lies translated into fairy tales in her … Continue reading

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