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Ocean Vuong

Eurydice It’s more like the sound a doe makes when the arrowhead replaces the day with an answer to the rib’s hollowed hum. We saw it coming but kept walking through the hole in the garden. Because the leaves were bright green & the fire only a pink brushstroke in the distance. It’s not about… Continue reading Ocean Vuong

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Ocean Vuong

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous i Tell me it was for the hunger & nothing less. For hunger is to give the body what it knows it cannot keep. That this amber light whittled down by another war is all that pins my hand to your chest. i You, drowning between my arms — stay. You,… Continue reading Ocean Vuong

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Victoria Chang

Where you counsel me on lips and throat. Where / you love the hiss of my atom. Where the ocean is zero / miles from everywhere. Here, madness has no map. / Here, God is abridged. O to be loved this way. / To have lips that bear fruit. To be cancelled. — Victoria Chang,… Continue reading Victoria Chang

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