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Éireann Lorsung

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Éireann Lorsung is the author of Her book (Milkweed Editions, 2013) and Music for Landing Planes By (Milkweed Editions, 2007). She lives in Belgium.

by this poet

Nothing touches like tan velvet touches
the palm. Now the cracks come, because what gives
without taking?—Doesn't exist. Say

you forget what is lanolin, what is raw about fleece
uncarded & unwashed. Say the silver feel
of charmeuse lines your sleep. You've lost

what there was before pins & needles,