Tag Archives: Nancy

falling (for NPS)

you burned your wedding dress, but you stayed to braid your fingers through his, until the pain stopped and now you are unknotting, yielding & opening┬áto air in the slow float parachutes know if only for a moment before gravity … Continue reading

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how to celebrate an ending

four days before her birthday she drags wood to the fire-pit, arranges it over those old love-letters she waits until heat strokes her arms before she offers this last thing for burning: the wedding dress carefully folded & dropped with … Continue reading

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paint those toenails green

for Nancy for so long living in the third person so many masks all of them polished & too smooth to match the raw in your eyes take them off & greet your true face in your mirror reflected there … Continue reading

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