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By (February 1, 2016) No Comment

 
Inflate my crumpled
paper heart, your mouth
against its root; your breath
swelling its sides;

Mold its trodden
body back into shape; blow it
like Glass – be its corset, be
its stays; mingle our two airs
using your tongue

Be my iron lung

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Michalle Gould‘s first full-length collection of poetry, Resurrection Party, was published by Silver Birch Press and a finalist for the Writers League of Texas Book Award in poetry. Her work has appeared in Poetry, Slate, New England Review, The Texas Observer, The Toast, The Nervous Breakdown, The Awl, and others. Her poem “How Not To Need Resurrection” was recently adapted into a short film for the motionpoems series (www.motionpoems.com) and other work has been set to music by the founder of the Washington Women in Jazz festival. She currently lives in Hollywood, where she works as an academic librarian, and in her free time she is learning to play the accordion, collaborating on an opera, and writing a novel set in the north of England in the 1930s.

 

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