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Anna Journey

Red-Haired Girl Wants You to Know

14 December 2008
Vol. 8, No. 4

The sycamore mark on her inner thigh is a continent

about to divide itself into the angel

that sat in the votive light

of a fourteen year-old's cigarette, and the angel

that was never there…

Dissecting the Automaton

11 December 2008
Vol. 8, No. 4

I'm nurse, nurturer, old

knife-girl drawing the moon like iron through the far skylight. The vents sliding

         temperate breaths through metal.

I love an animal that'll open

         like a girl—

Nude Girls to Pluto

8 December 2008
Vol. 8, No. 4

I shoved naked photographs of me

into the sewer

after the breakup, to prevent

them from appearing

near adds for cello lessons

pinned in our grocery store.

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