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Sally Roundhouse, Poem

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I.

Well / hel / lo / ro / de / o, / much / caut / er / ized / long / as / king / knee / cap / done / un / blessed / the / in / dus / tri / al / thumb. / Them / new / li / po / suc / tion. / You / of / fered / as / ton / ished / eu / cha / rist / and / cried / likes / to / yell / at / kids / af / ter / reach / ing / each / span / gled / street / light. / Of / course / the / per / son / I’m / dy / ing / in / smo / thered / their / night / in / gale / be / tween / i / rons / of / white / fuc / king. / It / was / just / one / love / ly. /

II.

Sweet / ca / li / che, / mean / whi / le, / un / der / moun / tains / shuf / fles, / won / dered / of / wea / ther, / the / ti / dy / horse. / I / lurk / sweet / o / va / ry / as / mol / e / cules, / what. / Cric / ket / this / bone / let, / what. / Mem / o / ry / gets / jun / ky / in / au / tumn, / what. / Whis / tle / or / chids, / ev / er / y / one, / ev / er / y / one, / what. /

III.

You / lung / less / pet / of / my / thighs, / name / one / dy / ing / war / bl / er. / The / jun / ky / sun / out / glowed / the / o / cean / as / her / mi / graine / whis / tled / ec / sta / tic / al / ly. / I / de / si / re / a / fea / ther / un / der / us. / Birds / are / sing / ing. / The / brick / leaved / dawn / moons / af / ter / ev / er / greens. / Each / sky / fa / thers / its / hea / ven. /

IV.

Love / greened / worth / less / from / to / tal / Hen / ry, / once / he / mooned / af / ter / on / ly / light / spoke… / and / more / than / in / an / y / lung, / it / was / with / gold / that / ev / er / y / one / gil / ted / the / dead. / A / tus / sin / un / fold / ed / Hank’s / mus / cles / like / gra / vel / pi / les. / He / li / o / trope / shi / vered / most / an / gel / ic / al. / Gen / tle / men / of / dust / snowed / where / Hank / war / bled / ob / vi / ous / ly. / Mem / o / ry / was / wor / king. /

V.

Oc / ca / sions / in / dust / lurked / some / thing / wa / tered / on, / so / un / fold / ing / us. / I / was / the / bo / dy / where / my / fa / ther / nest / ed / dead, / dead, / his / use / less / kid / sing / ing, / “Thrown / a / gain / whi / le / I’m / dy / ing / in.” / He / but / toned / one / knee / cap. / The / mis / sing / flo / rist / be / came / or / chids. / What / shame / less / son / net / wrin / kled / me / in / the / fuc / king / fal / ling. /


roundhouse3Sally Roundhouse is a poet from Tucson, AZ. You can read more of her work at Hobart and Smoking Glue Gun.

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