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September 23, 2016 | Poetry

Two Poems

Christina Svenson

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i stole a small ceramic angel from the danish restaurant on the i-5 to impress you

i feel like i should graze your soft earlobe like a with the palm of my thumb

or slash your face with the jagged edge of a broken craft beer bottle.

either way

i will achieve

the same

effect.

 

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when a man raises his hand

to take a sip of water during a tv interview

i can tell what age he lost his virginity

i can tell what book he uses to impress people

i know what historical facts he has memorized:

“Ethiopia was the only African country to win a war against a European country during the Scramble for Africa. The European country was Italy, by the way.”

 
 

image: Aaron Burch


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