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i will someday swim / for days and never shore

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and my palms were floating

persimmons and orchids

 

offerings of candles. see

tilt of my legs

 

like a madonna hands spread

face turned down

 

body not, as expected,

alabaster not

 

asphodel, not horn, not ivory

not adamantine,

 

not magnolia, not marble,

neither tooth nor tusk, not rot

 

not snow

i looked and i did not melt.

 

everything held silent

then the shadows stirred,

 

they buzzed and crept up each flank

stretching toward my ribs.

 

i closed my eyes

slid underwater

 

and heard: unseen

some guitar, the fingers upon it

 

calling out nine or ten crystalline notes

that poured through the ceiling or the pipes

and each molecule of water until they came to me

 

in this body

where i carry each of my inadequate senses

Written by ponyboi

November 7, 2009 at 6:40 pm

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