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See: “Attraction;” See: “A Woman,” not “A Wanton Fish”

Bengalese, fr. Old English, fr. Med. Latin, fr. Kutchhi Sindhi, fr. Japanese, fr. Finnis

1. Marsh light 2. near the river, the glow all green and shimmering outside of docks. Twitchy, wishing, this spirit of a fisher, a creel at her feet bountied and plumb, bursting with the slick one wet and thrashing                 3.To be tempted is to falter. She is not goddess, nor temptress, not Calliope in the stars; she is muddied and foul, a bird-watcher, a collector of shells, a set of hands wrist deep into grit, a puller of clams from the shore, pry fingers and grasping, shifting, her hair worn above her ears smeared with ink, the leftover 4. Gather and sacrifice this brackish creature, her breasts affright, tightened against her chest, her feet a rushing, all parts outside, she nothing but a ghost against the beached boards, driftwood knocking her ankles and legs 5. See: “Halocline” 6. See: “A collision of sweet to salt.”

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The PIne Effect_1-page-001I want to tell you about sinking ships–Andrea Doria, Monitor, RMS Rhone./ I want to tell you about black holes, twenty million bats in darkness./ We never see bats. We go to Frenchman’s Flat and sit on the rocks but the/ water is cold. Instead of swimming we lie on the stones, prone to light.


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Like a salty cold ocean, the way of smell, hard in your mouth/and down your throat, the fins of whales.

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You consider apple pie moonshine/her foot so clean and white, glowing/as it slid through the mud, everything acidic on your tongue/beneath crop dusters and on this runway you imagine/floods, water hissing along the asphalt/the way everything must always rise/mosquitoes in your ears and everything combustible/in the summer night lying along the tarmac.

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