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TIDE

Who named you White hot strike? Decided this here: Touch each of my hairlines Who spoke of clean cut or dash or steel-toed? As though you don’t crawl beneath the carpet Rotten space you’ll smell for the rest of days …

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Sometimes we meet in hotels

I Which brings us to the strap-on— thrusting manufactured without the shame of connected tissue— and, accordingly, my gaze which he has named demonic. II From the Greek daimonikos. Opened for gloating spear twelve floors in sleepless indigo. Above sin, …

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workshop

we left crumbs on Country forgot to bring them inside our cushioned seats the photo I took of you is blurry I walked home to a spider on my bed beneath the lamplight the strangeness between us is glowing I …

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three poem suite

i. when to clean a wig a wig must always be clean or else develop a particular smell or else slick strappy heavy faced in all my years wearing wigs none told me how to clean one where to hang …

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ode; to blue

because the senses crave melody it drips; a whistle caught in cotton vill i sit. nothing— this body is beyond capture. but is a simple sound. whistle; [elelelelelele] ululation. it drips; heat exit graft; each twitch splits— the hairs on …

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Fifth Room

However it seems dictionarily, in writing five means 5. And 5 means five. See what I mean? Pass along here. Nothing more to see except linguistic philosophy. “Number words”– those nouns-are numbers themselves, something more or less than words. They …

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Four Quatrains

Four. Quatrain s make a ballad Four. Veggie s make a salad Four. Quart s make a gallon Four. Quartet s are based on five. The fourth dimension ‘s time. Fourth person pronoun s get to speak it- s posthumous …

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Zero and π

Zero and rr are linked in my mind. Both are beyond “theoretical” right straight into “odd.” Plethora right straight into cornucopias of unrepeating numbers and the absolute empty, yet something. Something that is a total mystery of fullness and of …

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Zero Full

You can say this talks about nothing all you want. but “zero” is clearly and richly filled with signs and signage. Not to say meaning and strangeness, a whole semiotics– signs of being which is nothing– though how do we …

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Deux mille dix

So she says her book Has no beginning and no ending Unlike the architecture Of many books. She says, “because numbers Are in order but can occur Anywhere, anyhow, in any Odd combination Sometimes called physics, Occasionally called time, Sometimes …

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Tell Me Like You Mean It: New Poems from Young and Emerging Writers

Bella Li | Excerpt from ‘Pérouse, ou, Une semaine de disparitions’, Argosy | 9″x12″ ‘Emerging’ is a strange word, and ‘strange’ is probably a cop out. It is often arbitrary, sometimes condescending, frequently empowering and often carries with it an …

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my mother told this story of the white girl in the library

so my mother told this story of the white girl in the library making eyes feet up shoes off on the table oh god making eyes long lash tilt down at a stranger transgress in the tropics: look for love …

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