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Nicole Callihan | Fragments

To

rid

the

determinedly

sentence into

its

of

its

objects.

subject The

and

safety

crawl in

the

implication of (I) or (you), (he) even, and (she) but only (she): marked papers, shaved beard, took girls to see Santa, ate Happy Meal fries, had wine, more wine, wandered the house naked to avoid paying bills, paid bills to avoid being naked, recalled roadtrip snacks (corn nuts, doritos) and taking solace in unknown places, a teacher’s wooden desk, the weight of something other. To understand that solids hold their shape but liquids take the shape of that which they contain is to understand (‌). To be contained. To be container. To write the words that want the subject. To subject the words to all the wanting. Again and again. Against and against. And then again. End.

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