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weeks go by
you’re watching a black & white trilogy
with someone you resurrected
from a plane of holograms
who gifts you a hologram moon
you’re eating chocolate & popcorn
you’re waking up
between ugly cities
muddy paintings
heavy with geometry
you note a pain in your side
you leave a mark on your forehead
a reminder
for your beloved
weeks go by
you become aroused reading the DSM-5
you get wet diagnosing yourself
then write an email
and another
and another
and another
look at you go
weeks go by


Ali Power is the author of the book-length poem A Poem for Record Keepers (Argos Books, 2016) and the co-editor of the volume New York School Painters & Poets: Neon in Daylight (Rizzoli, 2014). Her poems have appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, LIT, the PEN Poetry Series, Stonecutter, and elsewhere. From 2008 to 2015, she was an editor at Rizzoli Publications in New York. Currently, she is pursuing her master’s degree in social work at New York University and co-curates the KGB Monday Night Poetry Reading Series.

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