Issue 6: Dialectic vs Antinomy
A Publication of the USF MFA in Writing Program

 
 
a little breath  
 
                                       (a little breath that walks)  
 
  the way an over-ripe   
      peach swims  
        through your mouth, ribbons  
 
the knots of your stomach into rope.  
 
(her breath,  
                              a waltz)  
 
Its shape a mouthless word;  
   mouth a half-held shape—  
 
(feathered high into the salted air)  
 
a body stuck to the mouth.  
 
(slanted—                  (a breath that tilts each)  
stalk)  
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