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March 18, 2019 Poetry

Three Poems

Juan Camillo Garza

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if you want honey
swallow bees



Cleaning the House

i wouldn't sweep the kitchen

for just anyone

it takes a morning

where she whispers

i remember

how you lost

the stuffed bear

and all the stories you wrote

in your head

by the train

where your father worked

and i can bring them back



Leaving Again

if our war galloped into a prism
what would come out the other end

the animals don’t know why we hate each other
they just want their bones on time 

we scatter like light on the porch
like that quiet winter night

where you danced like flowers
swinging alone like a rifle after a rabbit stops



image: Laura Gill