Melancholy Hyperbole

Poetry about longing.

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Anatomy of Impatiens

Palms flat across the cover of Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa. Or, the History of a Young Lady, I press down hard on the neatly tucked edges. Here, finesse is key as is timing and picking a book large enough to contain the blossom. Petals fanned out, pale-pink filaments and pistils— I open and close, swipe and smooth a few times to even the press. Likewise, your hands ease me shoulder then […]

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