Kenzie Allen

PRECORDIAL CATCH
 

The pain is most likely not of cardiac origin.


Stick ripple—sharply—

caperberry rib gum, and soft
lung mesh inflating

in coppery, zealous
pleats. It comes and goes,
parietal pleura,


the abrupt barrel
of a cold gun jutting
into the sweetness

under the arm or tightly
gripped by an angry lover,
slat-bruising from the

inside, star-visioned,
a gaping, stunned fish
in a waterless bucket.


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