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Stengel

Jill Stengel


cover cracks with cupcake frosting.
do not let in light.
why not let in light.
fall from grace. primal wound.
you let go.

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bearer has no name.

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small creature, shunted. stunted.
stooped. crouched. curled. low
ceiling. half-light. something
made of stone. encased by
stone. hard surfaces through
and through.

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little inca. aztec. maya.
gargoyle. little other.
contained. containing.
contents, counted.
score. scored. etched.

most noticeable the hollows
around the eyes. grooves worn.
fingers as they wipe.

a noun. a name. a thing
to behold. a sound.
sung very quietly.
incessant. incessant.
incessant.



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