Scars

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Alvin Ailey Dance

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Scars

The toddler gasps for breath-
suffocating

and years later can’t swim
underwater holding breath

scar tissue is too stretched
to trust lifeguards

or priests, or grandparents,
or tight necked clothing

like a barber gown to catch the hair
or a choker of jewels

or an intimate mate exchanging
fluids, embraces and panting prana.

scar tissue has no give…

4/10/2017

quicksilver

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