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‘taping the lips’

Anthony Robinson

all involve the idea of sweetness

the honey of elbow brown hair firefly

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inside you

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loping latitude. the loveliest I’ve seen
on that particular chair. bend back. over. again.

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stars. douceur. the purloined love letter.
we burned everything      left our clothes on her banks

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the french have a word.       it is not “freedom”
those men have a bomb


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“you, my gazelle, really are the bomb.”

—the man, you see, was drunk
            he was trying to say the name
                   of a rhyming poem—

            she fucked him. lucky error.

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all develop independently all make reference to the slippage.
sever sever sever. my love, i owe you several
missiles. i misspell my desire. drop it on the floor.

watch the cartoon flames dance dance &.

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it is not like a womb       it begins with “mother”

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i need to be your skin.

look at those people. their flesh is on fire.

“i suppose that must have been some buildings
            with people in them”

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all involved.
all culpable.
all cuppable.
the idea of sweetness.

inside you, capably so.



Anthony Robinson

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