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Full in the fat wallow of me,
Even to the marrow—
Blood plumping along in a red swell
Blushing my most unabashed
Skinpatches: nosetip, earlobe, wristshallow. O
Is a crush of too-muchness,
A malady of my baffled self awash.
Finally the days, will I find
My bones I lost, will my sharps and edges
Hedge this fleshy
Habit I’ve made of excess?
Already my heartracing startles
Twitches, my dinner hiccups
Another’s diaphragm. Already and almost
I swear I feel
The protein creep of me, cell
By splitting cell, into another’s life.
Sorrows not for the heart-close one
I’ll lose from me at my delivery
But for my own
Soul overboiling, unbound, bound
To a stranger’s groans, undone by his hurts
To the third and fourth
Generations. What I’m birthing is my own
Never again mere. Never again my own.
|August 11, 2010||Dependants||Paul Farley|
|August 10, 2010||Lake on the Hill||James Longenbach|
|August 09, 2010||RPT MC-60 00.27 8||Tan Lin|
|August 08, 2010||I Am Not Yours||Sara Teasdale|
|August 07, 2010||La Belle Dame Sans Merci||John Keats|
|August 06, 2010||Confessions: My Father, Hummingbirds, and Frantz Fanon||Benjamin Alire Sáenz|
|August 05, 2010||Release||Peter Makuck|
|August 04, 2010||Designer Kisses||Major Jackson|
|August 03, 2010||Thread||Dan Chiasson|
|August 02, 2010||[Snow White]||Lightsey Darst|