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DM 116



Porte D'entrée


Cary Barney


Helen Calcutt


Charles G. Chettiar


James Kendley


Peter Marra


John Maurer


Joseph V. Milford


Jenn Monroe


Alexander Pate


DLW Pesavento


Adreyo Sen


Tom Sheehan


Ron Singer




Adreyo Sen

Loved in Pieces


The smile you force out of us

with some sudden strange act of sweetness,

the red in our cheeks when we are fixed

by your hawk-like eyes,

the slenderness of our hands

when we arrange the face on which

you plant your kisses,

the dance of chiffon against our thighs

when we walk away, lit

by your regret long after street-light

returns us to the safety of our dreams.


Having been loved in pieces,

are we to lose our love,

when our smiles break

and our cheeks disappear under our grief

and our hands lose their blue-veined poetry

and our chiffon creases above our soft bellies

that fill with your coldness?




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