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Gelman_AnnelyseAnnelyse Gelman’s work has appeared in The Awl, The New Yorker, Verse Daily, the PEN Poetry Series, and elsewhere, and she is the author of the poetry collection Everyone I Love Is a Stranger to Someone (2014).

 

 


 

 

 

Glossolalist

 

Dust accumulates much faster than you

Think you think much faster than thought

 

O kiss me on my apiary ferry my spit

Do not jealously hoard your parasites

 

Simply by being alive you contribute

To our sensuous production of excrement

 

O how I adore your faunal mumblings

Your ruminating your enumerating your woe

 

Is a window on principle an instrument of death

Many merry widows immaculately dressed

 

To embrace for a moment the perjurious we

Gild each other’s needles turn aurous

 

Read me again the moss-signs flay me

Again of my shame genteel spectacle

 

Of fuckits ology of ledges menagerie

Litigate my body’s right to accelerate

 

In public I am ravening insatiable molting

My attributes becoming arbitrary for you

 

O remove the silk gown of your sex

Put on your bleachable fancy tallow for me

 

Come lapwing to swandown fill me

With your delicious chickenhearted words

 

 

©2018 Annelyse Gelman

 

 

 

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