Stolen

Lauren Lubas

 

in walking

and waking

in the taking of you

i found in you

 

the clamor of candor

and in you i found

you something you

could never find in you

 

can i find what

i found in you

in me

a birch feather frozen

 

to the ice in the

inches of ice

i find you in you

and not me in me

 

in the feet of the forest

i find juniper blue

and rest my head

on yellow cardinal feather

 

a thousand miles

on these soles

and not found yet

in me what i found in you

 

no matter how deep

the thrust of you into me

no matter what i feel

in the pit of gore

 

and slobbered intestine

we cannot connect

and spermicidal chemicals

remain my favorite evolution of man

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