Blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsSpring 2014  Vol. 13  No. 1
an online journal of literature and the arts
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What the woman what the churlish night
undone the pompadour with fingernails
a dress of sewn Skittles a slow unzip
a brimstone of lipstick pantomime a hey
who trundles whose bed under heavy touch
me there ribbon down the spine unfurled
in sweaty squint the mystery has puddled
to a thirst I’m chewing over a thigh a breast
a stop it tickles tympanum it shakes but
who the hearing who in vertigo unraveling
the flesh is hair to flesh is under thumbs
indigenous terrain foster-fathers of our own
making makes this vista undeveloped ours
breaks my mister in a deep of flowers

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