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Alexis Almeida

Study of my Body Lifting Off the Ground 

 

 

How many times have we come here

 

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said the fingers to the ledge

 

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this is how it’s done,

feathers on the breasts of certain birds

 

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casual iridescence

 

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“the disgust

of the soloist”

 

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the dream of art,

prayer

 

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I love to see what the room sees

 

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whatever sustains her,

the history of the window

 

 

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“receiving”

(certain parts imagined by everyone)

 

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thinking herself alone,

she began to sing

 

 

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