Emily Pittinos Answers


it is impossible to quit:

forecasting an alternate life: hazy glow in which

I am brighter: kinder: unorphanable: pleasure

is the undertow: I know living things do their best

to keep from dying: but what of the soft fox

always sprinting ahead of the pack: I set a trap

for what is good: I know the cantaloupe is ripe

when I smell sweetness through the skin: I imagine

the touch of joy: is unmistakable:

the belly of a bridegroom: the oyster

even without pearl: what happens when death

empties into the body: trap set and left:I return

to the lights off: I steady to bear: the too bitter

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