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replacing my heart with another liver so i can drink more and care less
— Rabindranath Tagore, “Lover’s Gifts XXVIII: I Dreamt” (via fables-of-the-reconstruction)
You with the Crack Running Through You
I can seep in, I can dry clear.
And yes it would still be there.
And no I couldn’t hold you forever.
But isn’t it drafty at night,
alone in that canyon
with the wind of the mind
dragging its debris—
I wanted to put
my mouth on you
and draw out whatever toxin …
—but I understand. There are limits
to love. Here is a flower
that needs no water.
It can grow anywhere,
nourished on nothing.
And yes.—Kim Addonizio, from Lucifer at the Starlite: Poems (W. W. Norton & Co., 2009)