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November 20, 2015 Poetry

I Don't Eat

Frances Amiama

I Don't Eat photo


around you because
I want you to keep thinking of me
as a small body, to wonder what keeps me
so pale, what sustains my Spanish mouth.

Don't ask me what I need,
for breakfast,

you need incitement, you need toast

the hollow of my throat is more
holy than you in your entirety.



image: Carabella Sands