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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Dexterity

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Dexterity

 

eyelash drops

into the bucket

cool tones of blue

 

secrete all senses of

perpendicular straights

wrapped into crescents

 

follow the moon

light with the quick

falsification of silk

and dust

 

crawl into constant

believe in the star

fish that sucks cheeks

remembers

amber lights

 

frisk butterflies next

to the flood

overwhelms crooks

of elbows

 

fingertip scales

green garbanzo beans

neck bends

sliding into the pot

of boiling feathers

 

copious knuckles

darkle and splinter

crushing

faded sun

 

I thirst

in sails to see

all things circumlocute

waiver onto  

bellicose prodigies



Jessica Retzlaff is a graduate student in the Professional Writing track at UW-Milwaukee. In May of 2013, she was awarded second place in the Poetry section of the Superior Student Writing Awards at UW-Whitewater.