Jul 9

ciao, graduation poems:)

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out

the carnivores of my mother's womb sharpened their wisdom long before i was born i need to smell their bright tracks back and call myself out of my mother's womb

 

* * *

the pear fell away

from its motherly branches

 

wild seed of a fruitful era

to come

 

 

obsession toolbox

i quit my nostrils

delegate

my underwear to the chimney-sweeper

 

shed my eyelashes

click the belly button

to undress yet another underwater

costume unfit

 

exhale

 

self-sacrifice is an outdated myth

too long too used

to hang on the dots

of someone else's

unfinished sentence

 

 

* * *

swift lizards running amok

through the folds of the night foam

through the horizontal frame of a

borrowed sea gaze

 

remind me:

 

i have the map

i need to follow the aftertaste

of short explosions in the eyelids

of long-departed ships

 

 

body wit

a blindfolded captain

blames the unreliable ship

that could bear just the treasures

that are kept from its sight

 

this dream keeps repeating

 

and when the trousers of day

unzip their messy cocktails

i remember - my body’s the vessel

i’m trying to blame

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