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Anaïs Duplan

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Anaïs Duplan

Anaïs Duplan is the author of Mount Carmel & the Blood of Parnassus (Monster House Press, 2017). They are a joint Public Programs Fellow at the Studio Museum in Harlem and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. 

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I have waited all my life to find me find you
perched around my black neck in repose

songing of me in repose                   	    your black legs         	
songing of me in repose

your black legs a dangle around me      I have waited
to find you find your black toes  to find them

sundering at the base   your
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Let us enter this again. In the context of this paragraph,
we are hurtling backward through space, toward a small
opening: I press my hand to your lip and you bite. You bite
my spine. Ben his jawline was stellar. Ben his curlicue.
His cellphone iPhone. His and everyone’s iPhone, in my hand,