Carbon Noise Poetry




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My thighs are strong and chaste

They revoke those invitations

Which my deferential mouth

Would unknowingly make


Behind my ribs a vulturous heart

Hungers for impermanence

I idle in this flesh, in this obedience

To my ancestral responsibilities 


The mirror does not compose me

But the sea with her malformations

And misappropriations of light

Understands that I, too, am volatile


I live that you may adorn me

Mute and malleable

I suffer the gloaming

For therein lies those dreams

Which I am forbidden

On waking to personify


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