By Donald Dunbar
Eyelid Lick is borne out of person psychedelic event right into a global of streaming conversation. those unfastened, runny poems search intimacy via testimonial. there is the feeling of the lick, and the feeling of being licked, and if either humans recognize one another sufficient either side of the lick will be felt.
Not hate, now not no strength to discover them lovable, or fascinating, or issues. simply because there is going to be a child within the yard. and as the lambs grasp low within the trees.
I am so now not fucking round. Like a reputation strangling its physique, i will overlook it, too. i will say something, after which thoroughly fail to remember it. i will remind you of whatever identified to each person: lets have got away with rather a lot more.
Donald Dunbar lives in Portland, Oregon, the place he co-curates the interpreting sequence If now not For Kidnap and teaches poetry to destiny cooks at Oregon Culinary Institute.
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