Dailies 4/18/17: a small girl dancing, a porch, Washington DC…but not horses

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Catherine Abbey Hodges – Dark and Late

This dark porch
has brimmed
with light
like a bowl with water
like a throat with laughter

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Natalie Shapero – Not Horses

 

What I adore is not horses, with their modern
domestic life span of 25 years. What I adore
is a bug that lives only one day, especially if
it’s a terrible day, a day of train derailment or
chemical lake or cop admits to cover-up, a day

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Mira Rosenthal – Washington, DC

When the law terrifies us
with its emptiness, we go looking
for stones on the earth—let’s pretend

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Adrian Matejka – Soave Sia Il Vento

after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

In the wobbly pirouette between song
& dust, dog-nosed living room windows
& a purple couch that should have been curbed
last July: Saturday sunlight cuts it all every
time you lean into some kind of ballet pose.

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