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Today I will live inside you. I will
root myself up in you, tuck my shadow
into your skin and grip you like a husk.

I will steal your breath and wrap it in my hair
until you lose sight of yourself in my hands.
I will make us dance for no reason

but to break the spindle of the cosmos
and turn the world back on its face, and tomorrow
the world will blame you.

I will crack your spine like an egg,
watch you spill across rice paper until I
dip my pen back into you and write

alphabet soup on the nape of your neck.
I will dig and dig into your pelvic bone
until I find your secret gateway.

I will snap you like wheat heads, lap you
like a kitten tonguing milk. And then I will leave
you splinters, no bonds to make you whole again.