bikeshedwilloftenshowmoreresultsthan“bike?

shed”

Whalesongwilloftenbelouderthan“whale?

song”

asflowergirlrunsfasterintothefieldthan“flower?

girl”

andstardustsettlesmorethicklythan“star?

dust。



Fishstickwilloftenknowmoreoffishthan“fish?

stick”

andbeachglasswilloftenknowlessoftheseathan“beach?

glass。



Drawfireawayfromitsplace,rainfromcoat,milkfrom?

man。

Letlight?

in

thatstrangenessmay?

be

reassembledbythe?

breath

thatabikebeashelterthatasheltercarryusoffonslim?

wheels

thatridingisaconditionof?

leaving

thatsomefearsomethingalwayscomeslooseinacircular?

wind。

Unhemmingthe?

couple

onepausestoseethethinginitsowndelicate?

spiral,

thiscannotbe?

helped。

Youwithyoursturdydistance,Iwithmymudshoesandwater?

spicket,

howIwanttopartthemnowecstaticallythemudandthe?

shoes

thetableandthespoon,theairandthe?

port

andzoomdownthecenteraislewith?

you

sheddingourselvesofbikesandstarsand?

plans。

JenniferK。

Sweeneyistheauthorofthreepoetrycollections:LittleSpells(NewIssuesPress,2015),HowtoLiveonBreadandMusic,whichreceivedtheJamesLaughlinAward,thePerugiaPressPrizeandanominationforthePoets’Prize,andSalt?

Memory。

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