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Sleep on while I am talking
I am just arranging the curtains
over your naked breasts.
Love doesn’t look too closely...
love looks very closely
the shock of beauty you gave me
the third rail that runs through our hospitality...
from "The Ecstacy" by Phillip Lopate
|2014||Holding Pattern||Timothy Liu|
|2014||If You Must Hide Yourself From Love||Christopher Salerno|
|2014||I Want the Certainty of Love in Another Language||Christie Ann Reynolds|
|2014||Marriage: A Daybook||Nicole Cooley|
|2013||The Long Deployment||Jehanne Dubrow|
|2013||A Tyrant Seeks Conclusion in the Known Self||Emily Kendal Frey|
|2013||Happy first anniversary (in anticipation of your thirty ninth)||Bob Hicok|
|2013||When Someone Says I Love You the Whole||Karyna McGlynn|
|2013||Hotel Berlin||Cynthia Cruz|