• Vol. 03
  • Chapter 06
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of tendencies, hinges

it is easy to obsess over small objects

paperclips spoons and q-tips when self

grooming generates silence — virginal

trumps untamable — the renunciations

of dullness does not lead to desire
with upturned hands at rest awaiting

it is easiest to use sadness as a utensil
to push people away spiders construct

traps from their abdomen we’re all
oxidizing for controlled expiration

but only reveal this before

asking someone to love us 

a kind of undressing — it is easy
to section and peel a tangelo

even false origin stories reveal
shame, a cerebral echo chamber

to mark focal point as hinge
gathered, at the center, coral