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Jared Stanley

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Jared Stanley

Jared Stanley is the author of Ears (Nightboat Books, 2017). He lives in Reno, Nevada.  

by this poet


All was permitted you.
Rooted out as a misfire or
somebody’s chance smudge
stabbed into a satisfied mind,

your face was feathered in spittle.
Go ahead, lick it off! Be an air-swiped flag.
Every single strange example’s
A blast, a test of evidence.

What if we had known then