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practice, she said; practice, make a
bed from the hook, the vice with an eye
make love to the dirt. forget the womb.
home birth.

they boiled your marrow
but you said practice, this is
practice. emptied your head, a new breathing hole
scrubbed out your parentage, renounced your mothers
grew a tongue with eyes. laboured for it.
abandoned the strand to
greet each new pearl; the branches and the baby's
head. an embryo, a swarm of nerves, umbilical
the bees, the brightness
thirty one years of seeds, all contracting.
hydromancy. fertilizer.

stopped breathing. became a lung
the branches and the baby's head, nested
a thousand girls. wish-dried sunbone,
never hatched a one.

muted, damp, cloaked in albumen
naked mouth eating the whole universe
what could possibly soothe you?
here it is:
it is nothing.

loose leaf, flaking,
crackling, unburden. buckle, uncling.
peel back those claws.…

The ice melts slowly over the wicker torch, black carbon coating its surface before the chunk can dissolve.

Sarah leans her legs sideways over Luke, reclining in the wooden deckchair. She kisses him over and over.

Inside, I am burning.


The waves lap gently across the oyster shells on concrete bridge supports, the ocean’s rumble echoing the traffic above.

Andrew A runs at the bank,…

Siebenhundertsiebenundsiebzigtausendsiebenhundertsiebenundsiebzig (seven hundred seventy-seven thousand seven hundred seventy-seven) is sometimes cited as the longest "regular" (non-compounded, non-made up) word in the German language. It is in this position because all cardinal numbers below one million are written as one word in this language. The word has 65 letters, and, although it is pretty much true, as Wikipedia states, that…

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