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Ophelia



Drowning’s the only

consummation

she has ever

known.

Her hair and clothes

are garbled in the

river,

limbs all

riverine;

her mouth

relentless

as the river’s

mouth.

Listen to her;

to the way she

sings:

garbles and

dignifies

the river of

herself.



Published in Alba magazine. Published in A Brief and Biased History of Love.

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