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from absent receiver bright dirt, what are you doing? undercarriage rust in cold salt cities. driving slow to work, hoping the squeaking will stop itself. the sky with so few clouds is not the same sky. there is tapping on the other side of this wall. lamp that we turned on; lamp that turned on us. grains of field, of printed image of audio track, of thought. I ask these questions with answers in mind. would you like to see me? we could visit the cathedral, and maybe your Nana. skip the red gown. that satin husk. wear me to your mother’s wedding. kite lost without a string in the field. scattered lamplight. feign certainty and truth a snare struck in a choir when my cuticles are little white mysteries to me. wreaths of letters hung around my bed. lift your head. talk you into soup and crackers. the city is an empty lung. a topography of sleep in the amplitude of your breath.

harmonica warble in suspended particles clamoring to settle into a low point blood speckled like spilled tacks crumbled foliage in crackways in walks love it more for every singed lash your clothing rubs and scratch word written in the chests of the dead if you’re looking for poetry turn to the classifieds in six months I’ll press Saturday morning’s hand-made creases on my desk. the air across the air repeats itself cool over cold under foot in our boots. snow floats into accidental melodies jotted by the headlight dots in the trees. throat-clogging lilt of French in my mouth il n’y a pas une autre chanteuse dans m’oreille. I dreamt you built me a wood boat to bream and found your breath on the scripts near my head when I woke. nothing makes me want to disappear as the vows not yet made that are amended. cloth after cloth, and twisted them in two. the way the grass lays in lieu of the fawn. grayscale morning, say good morning. say the gray lips dark tongue. the tree is colloidal half-invisible, black and white.

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