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 Vanessa Young
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Vanessa Young lives and writes in New Jersey. Her work has been published in Prick of the Spindle, Ginosko Literary Journal, Metazen, decomp,...read more 20x20 magazine, The Monarch Review, and Short, Fast, and Deadly. She is a lover of art, words, sweets, and all things Mexican. She thinks from within a sugar skull.
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Eyes down while you hollow

the cheek, retouch an orbit,

head bowed to your growing

unsteadiness, there she sits

and you armored in trade,

a subject of veins, stone of

pinks and glamorous translucence. 

When you carve her grown

heavy in opposition to the moon,

she feels pity for your half-worked

creations.  And when you break

your skin on a familiar instrument,

how she gathers the drape

at her feet to bind your wound,

a hem knotted around

your imaginary hand.

3 comments

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  3 years ago
Erotic. Hot without my quite being able to put my finger on why...
  3 years ago
Yes, but who is the artist really? Very interesting use of language.
  3 years ago
"When you carve her grown / heavy in opposition to the moon, / she feels pity for your half-worked / creations." I love this poem. Every line feels both delicate and solid as a boulder.
 

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