Tag Archives: Anne Delatte

Retrospect

We have tossed out our cigarette coughs and loose conjunctions scattered them on asphalt cracks and carpet threads like they were twenty dollar bills and we were rich fucks or anarchists So our memories are tightskinned and gleaming broadcast over … Continue reading

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Hinter

The present was less a mirror than a muddy puddle we had put a hand into. And were we more dignified and more pitiful than animals who ask what is the difference between a knife and teeth? Maybe. Some I … Continue reading

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protocol

i can turn wine into an empty glass and spines into resurrections time permitting your neck throbs like a dying fish late at night when your hypothalamus is overreacting under the covers we burn we burned out best early on … Continue reading

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Anything with an edge fears the space between

You took your wedding ring off you say your hand feels so light I wonder where you put it I wonder if she took it in her mouth like Communion When I breathe the ends of your cut hairs it … Continue reading

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Track Record

You make a face like a human crying. A squint here and a pinch there and lacking only imperfection. I am serrated all the way down and dull. The weight of the day is what draws the blood. I want … Continue reading

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Matriarchy

Your mother is an authoress. She wears long flowing skirts in the proper colors. Her veins lash             like ropes around her forearms. Her mouth is maroon and looks funny when she says the word “blog”. Your daughter is a graduate … Continue reading

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David

We trumpet in exile We straighten our wrists, sing God Most High             light another cigarette You say shame me, shame me For spite I sing praiseworthy Your self-deprecation will cleanse us of sins Cry this in your sorrow, All folc … Continue reading

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