47.2 - Spring 2018

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She longed for an antiquated spelling of a word. Alternate from ultimate. Rippling from skin, salt from ebbing, obsidian from sand. An obsolete articulation, highly perishable. She dreamed only invincible sounds. Indivisible. Waking from wax. Yesterday as I was walking toward your—. Guarded center. Circle of invented birds. I tried to translate. Brink from circling. Prolong from pleasure. Kiss from shore.

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