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Waiting for the Next Moment, Not Knowing that We are Headed Toward Ourselves--after Frida Kahlo

by Nico Amador

We all dream of exposure.  We all wait like ribbons

wrapped around a bomb.  Breton said something close to that.

At night we are always itching for the night below.

We are always knifing through.  If I liked you,

it was not because of your hair.  Each strip a veil

or a bootstrap.  More bare now than ever

when I’ve been without clothes: the girl below.

In any suit, we all are pretty beasts.  We all are animals.

We all are rising.  We all are going off.


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