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Emilia Phillips

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Emilia Phillips

Emilia Phillips is the author of Groundspeed (University of Akron Press, 2016). She teaches in the MFA Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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Sometimes it’s
        bigger than my
              body, the body

that gave it
        life, that is
              its life—as if I’m

a frame for
       it, as if it
              continues beyond

my end, although no
        one, not here,

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This is not an age of beauty,
I say to the Rite-Aid as I pass a knee-high plastic witch
whose speaker-box laugh is tripped by my calf
breaking the invisible line cast by her motion
sensor. My heart believes it is a muscle

of love, so how do I tell it it is a muscle of blood?

This

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