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the white corridor
to say Yes when asked,
Are you anything?
Did she love you?”
into each other’s eyes more,
and also to appease the mutes,
the government has decided
to allot each person exactly one hundred
and sixty-seven words, per day.
When the phone rings, I put it to my ear
without saying hello. In the restaurant
I point at chicken noodle soup.
I am adjusting well to the new way.
Late at night, I call my long distance lover,
proudly say I only used fifty-nine today.
I saved the rest for you.
When she doesn’t respond,
I know she’s used up all her words,
so I slowly whisper I love you
thirty-two and a third times.
After that, we just sit on the line
and listen to each other breathe.”
that does not know
where your body ends
and my body begins.
Fish swim between our ribs
and sea gulls cry like mirrors
to our blood.”
pressed like stubborn flowers
between the last time I kissed you and today
but you still feel like a sound caught in my
like a seed
I’ve never sown
of lips that I am yet to kiss,
not met my own.
hands that wrap around my wrists.
that feel like home.
I wonder how it is I miss,
I’ve never known.”
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