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Marjorie Welish

Itself
Sedentary in another language is language as such
Whether or not we can read it, sought
Because home. Inscription composted
space works this interrogation of me:
“You have a nice listening face,”
Inspection shining forth.
You face + the animal kingdom.

There was once transparency near the face
Hexagonal in facets blown vehemently and so heated
Green purple orange near and flush
Edges with much interest in their complements at vertices—
I refer to red yellow blue should you look through
The tumbler’s flaring solar sonar crystal
For the 18th-Century beverage: light.

from the book A COMPLEX SENTENCE / Coffee House Press
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