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Alexander Jorgensen – Three Poems

Alexander Jorgensen

Three Poems

Is a Course That Began by Demanding Your Love

& the voice
                                  —(“Hush,” said the room.)—
             : its period, its
intonated lyric
-al quality, how
melodious—umpf—that
measure
            of breath, its,
                       hoo,
            intoxicated en
-unciation,
softly
            falling
                       un-
            fixed—



For Madeline

gracie tippy-toes herself a ballerina
each delicate step that, which, to say—

skulking beneath my breast, she
stretches out her hand as if to signify a paw

and the sky would have over her
surrounding her as if I am the sky



Que Tes Rêves Soient Doux

I like that a lot—
Are you sleeping?

I like that a lot—
Are you sleeping?

Dream, dream, dream, dream.

Are you sleeping?

Dream, dream, dream, dream.

Are you sleeping?

Sleep well,
sleep well,
sleep well,
sleep well.



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