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Jenny Johnson

Wasn’t I the stripe in a tiger’s eye?
The dapple in the flanks of an Appaloosa?

In daylight, how could I possibly explain:
A heart hunting after a body?

— Jenny Johnson, from “Late Bloom,” In Full Velvet. (Sarabande Books, February 14, 2017)

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