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Baily Cohen

I’ve never wanted more

than to be a ghost
and reach through your chest

and grab the shatterable thing,
only to forget

what I cannot touch. Like so many
sharp things, I know

I couldn’t stand to watch myself
disappear into you.

— Baily Cohen, from “Have I Ever Been Wicked?” The Boiler (no. 29, Fall 2018)

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