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Hair

28 Feb

You slither to the

small of my back

in souciance,

bearing tales of

caramel and teak;

a live forest of cicadas,

a mother’s solitary gift,

you cloak me

testily,

at whim.

Your loins they bear

men’s callouses,

their brownness stealing

yours brazenly;

Your urn flecked with

the sweat of a hundred

(and three) orgasms

and the urgent need

for memory.

Embrace pillows while I

sleep,

tell them my unhappy secrets,

leave souvenirs at the

spaces I inhabit

so the world may love

me

a little more.

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