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Enormously Heavy by Alix Alto


Enormously Heavy

By Alix Alto


A poet with an enormously heavy head

Who liked to be stroked quite gently in bed

And all of the terrible things she said

Upon which my mind predicates.

Beckoning feverish might with the tips

Of small, dexterous hands and gossamer lips

Renders volition conceptual, rips

Me toward her but she or I hesitates.

Verdant torment seeps from her tender face,

Or was it cerulean – no, lighter – or base?

Was this several occasions or was it one case?

What evidence hereby elucidates?

Preoccupation with the disjunction between

Tangible impulse and forces unseen

Will surely bind us to dynamics unclean

– One claims and one prevaricates.


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