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ankle socks

by Brynn Dizack

i had a thought this morning comparing this to a headrush
the kind where your head twitches and your brain expands and tries to ooze out your eyesockets

woke up and everything was white
stayed up till five, and
been awake since eight
had to double over and smush my face into the pillow to keep my brain inside

&& when we finally put mittens on and went out we had to dig out your car

and i kept thinking how small it feels to be surrounded by one color,
any color
and then suddenly my black hat was a nonpariel
and you said "get in"

i think ankle socks were a bad decision.

and i'll be the drifts, okay
i need a label today
&& what i wanted to tell you is
i don't really have a problem with snow
if we were all cold-blooded and still
i would be indifferent
just coated,
like rooftops
or forests
or concrete
but you are warm
and it is body-heat
that reduces me to puddles and dampened fabric
smears the boundary lines
makes things messy


Author's Note: it's catching up now, i'm falling asleep standing up,

Posted on 12/15/2003
Copyright © 2023 Brynn Dizack

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