Two Po­ems

Prairie Fire - - TABLE OF CONTENTS - JEN­NIFER STILL

Ac­cept the part of me that is you —Ale­jan­dra Pizarnik

I walk in­side your shadow

a long blue li­lac leans out of me

your life over mine

from a high an­gle

the elon­gated gram­mars

this is the river

this is the sun that grows around my skull

this is the hooped light that peels my face

out of wa­ter

I ex­pected a rush up­ward but you just stood there

in the bright ends of your hair

a col­lapsed rain­bow be­tween your feet

how

over the small ridge of the body

to let go

in the shal­low blue pan

I touch the sil­ver

thread crash­ing at the bot­tom

of the hour­glass the stiff whorl

of your fin­ger­tip

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