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Summer 2008 [Issue No. 14]


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We Are Not

Katie Quarles



We are not the book that begins:

"bloodroot, feverfew," or the mint

between a mouth and an ear: mi vida,

mi estrella, the iodine letting down

its dirty hair mi cordero, my lamb.

Listen, mi cielo, the sky is not

a metaphor. We are not the eyedropper

of sunrise, or the roof beams

that shudder under all these hours.






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