[You lower all doors], Simon Perchik

Nosey O Nosey O. Memphis. 2014. Nosey (photo credit: Karen B. Golightly)



You lower all doors
the way this knob
works it out where your hold

will slow the sound
waves make starting out
from the sea floor

and your hand stays wet
as if something you said
would fit inside the lips

your heart blows on
that shares its shoreline
between the sea and the shadow

cooling the mouth even seabirds
cover with their wings
their cries and turns.


Simon Perchik

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