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LJ Idol Season 11: Week 22 - Write-off Open Topic

In us, the status


In this, the stasis—


the blithely unblemished birthmarks

that conduct rituals in our blind spots,

that weave their mourning hegemony

(their morning testimony

of our sorcery,

of our dereliction,

of our charming fallacies)

into heraldic necklaces—

each bead sewn onto fledgling, puffy breaths

that coil around our tongues

like lovers we never intended to bed,

or lies we never intended to birth,

and that similarly leave us

wooed,

subdued,

alive,

asphyxiated...

that similarly leave us

floundering in the only language we comprehend,

the only language

of non-sounds and all sense:

of hearts beating torrents through communal tributaries

of lungs storytelling what lies at the bottom of the flood chambers

in this

thick dense grave vast crisp insurmountable

void of everything

that blankets us

and tucks its signature into the tiny walls

of our humble bronchioles...

that similarly leave us

ourselves

because they never leave us.

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