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Cecilia Llompart

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Cecilia Llompart

Cecilia Llompart is the author of The Wingless (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2014). She currently teaches creative writing to K-12 students and divides her time between Puerto Rico and Florida.

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“They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.”
—Mexican Proverb

I was born among the bodies. I was hurried
forward, and sealed a thin life for myself.

I have shortened my name, and walk with
a limp. I place pebbles in milk and offer

them

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                              Said the Barnacle,

You enchant me, with your carnival
of force.

Yours is a system of slow.

There is you, the pulley
and there is you, the weight.

Your eyes wide on a hymn.

Your deep song like the turn
of that