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  (Erasures, each dedicated to its origin. Title - Tsvetaeva)


 
Know
                                twenty years

Like
                  bricks in the sidewalk

Or like
                                               a cell

             like a millimeter of palm

Without
                 honor and delight and
      the road now bitter without
     each blond hair of your head
                           for twenty years
                    (Olds)



          Our boyfriends
          would say
          still looking
          to impress
          blood pressure
                                                her wish,
          undressed in each other’s roar     
                                                            (Hempel)



two nights
right through Monday
through our bodies dream the morning
missing
between black                                                   
                                                             (Hacker)



          What did one stop ignoring
              the key
          Not the instant that I wished
              dignity                              
                                                         (Salinger)



          Sneezed
          but still forgot

          not brick, better
          big quail

          petticoat bachelor
          market fish
          Jewish yellow coat thing

          say
          saw
          our windmill!

          I live
            (Gogol)



A gondola
(but just one)

Wet disheveled river fool
phone mode vs. computer mode


dig your way through the
                              observe
to understand the
                              observe

the privilege to dance
on fire
in side
mountainfolk Kimono

passed

they gave away my shower curtain
                  (self)



          April American
          civilians and sisters
          Hatch and load bound for
          the last of the flooding mile
          Burning

          Hell was better on water
          Hell was better cold
                          
                      (Farrar)

March, 2014

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