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Lucia Perillo

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Lucia Perillo is the author of Time Will Clean the Carcass Bones: Selected and New Poems (Copper Cnayon Press, 2016).

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Half costume jewel, half parasite, you stood
swaying to the music of cash registers in the distance
while a helicopter chewed the linings
of the clouds above the clear-cuts.
And I forgave the pollen count
while cabbage moths teased up my hair
before your flowers fell apart when they
turned into seeds. How