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puckered & gathered

flat backs, side to side


turn me this way & that//hold my hand

superheros on a Sunday maybe         the world doesn’t need saving tonight          (maybe you do)


thick swale of curtains blue slate black


[no, actually.

  1. a low or hollow place, especially a marshy depression between ridges.]
  2. No one is a blonde.
    the space behind you     so many feet placed so just so map of curls brush fire do a little dance no with bells & shells & rope & what floats, what doesn’t.


everything knotted//somethings are harder than others

angels that curve, angles actually. [you told me the secret i promised to keep it but i won’t, actually] bow down.

find your arms, find your knees                                       everything moves in degrees                                                i made

the incision

just below your collarbone


where no one

would see it

it’s actually not an either/or: you like the way I smell

through the hedgegrove

dark fox, little & quick

in & out of what’s in store.


(Vicky Shick’s PATHÉTIQUE, MINIATURES IN DETAIL was made in collaboration with the dancers Olsi Gjeci, Lily Gold, Omagbitse Omagbemi and Marilyn Maywald Yahel, with set & costumes by Barbara Kilpatrick, sound design by Elise Kermani and lighting by Bill Schaffner. I saw it at the 92nd Street Y on March 8th, Sunday, at 3 o’clock in the afternoon.)

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