Age of Osteo Collosus

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Thank you doctor,

it must be so, each bone depleted—

each wish revealed.

 

Doll of fired clay & dried fruit,

of glassy-winged genitalia,

detritus of peanut brittle, cold

 

steel, pumice stone, partial

knee, rubble swan neck,

taxidermied hummingbird,

 

tumbling twigs, tumble weed

joints, flared hand fans, ivory

splints, abridged bridge, thread

 

bare spine, hips—exotic endangered

reefs, Porous Taurus, X men, me.

Dzvinia Orlowsky, Pushcart Prize winner and a co-recipient with Jeff Friedman of an NEA grant for translation, has authored six poetry collections. Her newest, Bad Harvest, will be published in the fall of 2018.

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