semi-finalist for the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize

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what are you trying to say, keep trying. what are you trying.

seven new dresses, and no body to put them on.

when the sacred dies it does not return to the earth, that’s the problem.

the earth stops its returning.




when the shadow of the chair, alone, is long and pointed
                or misshapen body, I am at it,
pulling out the drawers, a graceful vase and naked bulb,
I am wanting to get between floorboards,
                nicking the joints.

when at night the plants extend their green saying I can, I can do it,
and I hold all things inside me –