When you greeted each other / your palms / like embers in cigarette stubs / red and hot / showed from your sleeves
my mother leaning in listening / her usual face her yesterday’s face / out cold on the couch
I love expectation // beauty subsumed
It’s not the contraption itself that I love—this pair of shells of steel and lace—but the woman who measures me and tests my straps as if armoring me for battle.
I am at my threshold. / The dirt of our daughter. / The mole of her squirming body.
She understands the place she was born into is full of shadows. They slip into her open cracks, slide oozing into the gutters of her ribs, spill against the long, unbroken lines of her legs.
Triple check the joist hooked / from your garage ceiling / is rated for at least 97 pounds.
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The snow was a wildcat that night, unpredictable and bright. You sat in the passenger seat, one hand screwed to the handle for safety. You should have been driving, but you called yourself a feminist.
To “stet” is the act of making a textual change and then changing it back and so on and so forth. In the spirit of “stetting,” Stet also acts as…
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