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Michelle Gil-Montero

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Michelle Gil-Montero

Michelle Gil-Montero is the author of Attached Houses (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2013) and the translator of This Blue Novel by Valerie Mejer Caso (Action Books, 2016). She teaches at Saint Vincent College and lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Muddled stillness 
All summer
Sun 
 
Punched the yellow jacket nest
 
Cavernous paper
Valved like a parched heart
 
Over and over
I let it
 
Beat outside
My body
 
No dark to cradle
The living part 
 
 
2
 
The glare sears seeing  
              	        Something moves out of the corner
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