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Stephen Kirbach – Gene splice

Stephen Kirbach
Gene splice

To improve on the human
             heart, a boy enters
             the bush, that

path through the trees
             to which he belongs,
             that path by which

the sun breaks into arrows
             eaten by leaves
             bleeding yellow,

leaves bleeding red.  He
             knows this by a
             yielding of hands

which hold only light
             and function at
             once as a lung.

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