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an eyelid flashing white
the city hangs upside down
I fold the laundry as the world
melts and stops
holding it in

sheer relief
these spaces between scorching
the air between walls

my feet
feel damp
the ankle whines,
squeezing-
just thinking about the
sidewalks in the morning

where carts of
food, quicker than pedestrians
will set up, as will
hundreds of suitcases
attached to bodies

routine, unsurprising
even,
this upset of habitual motion
where the earth is pounded and cleaned
during the night

and day draws upon us
a more marked closing,
a slow sun
raising its lashes
against sheets of smog,
pillowcases of cigarette smoke
I apologize for the long hiatus- it's been one in which I've been thinking (and writing, too!) about various paths that I want to take.

It's possible that this dA account will not be active for much longer. I'm wrangling with the difficulty of having all these poems posted on here, and simultaneously considering the possibility of a chapbook. I'm not sure what my next steps will be. Lots and lots of editing, no doubt, but for the time being things will remain as they are.

<3
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Amberoath Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I really enjoyed this poem - keep it up! :D
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Nyasa Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
The first and last stanzas are my favourite here. Very nice as always
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tappergurl Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Love the piece my dear. Brill!
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moondrunk Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009   Writer
ok...first
DON'T LEAVE ME
..secondly, what's a chapbook?
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Fledgist Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
This is nicely observed.
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kallia-goldenwings Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
this is just amazing
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