Chévere

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Chévere

Prairie Schooner, Volume 83 (2) – Jun 25, 2009

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155 broken-down houses, small plots planted for spring with greens and onions. At the airport I was frisked by a rubber-gloved man, the only person in France who touched me. Alex Lemon Chévere In calling this born of a mouth We promise a blossoming of tears A paradise of wreckages: therefore handcuffed & hidden We are deer-like: split open & down Lightning flourishes our faces--diamond-lipped & always ruined For example, the body falling inside this body For example, a pail filled with manicured hands Here then is amplification. Here they come with something in their mouths & thought is limited by the crust that hardens around the lip of bottles 156 The harmony-throated are joy The rest are knife One minute for tender & glory No more By night we know it for what is stirring in the dumpster & now it is the long hemlock away The intimate x that doesn't y I then understand me buried in garden To this we say needle above & eye to eye In contrast to buried-in-this-hole-for-a-very-long-time This, it is told, came with a whole lot of high fives And the more & the faster, the more real, the hotter Which

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Published: Jun 25, 2009

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