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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.
|June 03, 2009||Kelp||Jeffrey Yang|
|July 01, 2014||Troubadour||Mark Yakich|
|July 10, 2012||Fifteen Years of Darkness||Liu Xiaobo|
|July 27, 2013||Atavism||Elinor Wylie|
|December 09, 2013||Prayer for a Birthday||Mark Wunderlich|
|February 28, 2012||Winter Study||Mark Wunderlich|
|April 14, 2009||Little Ending||Charles Wright|
|January 10, 2013||Somewhere between here and Belen||Jay Wright|
|November 04, 2013||Imaginary June||C. D. Wright|
|July 27, 2010||Wheeling Motel||Franz Wright|