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for you

Recorded for Poem-a-Day, June 21, 2018.
About this Poem 

“I write in many different ways, but one is to write long rambling works. Sometimes there’s just one moment that works for me as a poem, and I think this is that. It’s suggestive about itself and what sticks to it and who it can be for. I’m asking a lover to be part of my process and let me love them like that.”
—Eileen Myles

for you

the shape
of this

& her smell

& the shine in the small
lit room
to the boy

replace him
w you &
let me love
that shine
in you

let me.

Copyright © 2018 by Eileen Myles. Originally published in Poem-a-Day on June 21, 2018, by the Academy of American Poets.

Copyright © 2018 by Eileen Myles. Originally published in Poem-a-Day on June 21, 2018, by the Academy of American Poets.

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