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Marie-Elizabeth Mali

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Marie-Elizabeth Mali is the author of Steady, My Gaze (Tebot Bach, 2011). She lives in Santa Monica, California.

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I'd lean close, my ear
to her whisper and roar,
her tongue scattered
with stars.
She'd belt her brassy voice
over the waves' backbeat.
No one sings better than her.
Would she ever bite
the inside of her cheek?
Would she yell at the moon