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Poetry

J. C. Mari

JCJ.C. Mari resides in Florida. He’s the author of the poetry collection the sun sets like faces fade right before you pass out.

away

ankle-deep
in the water like the million tongues
of a million dogs licking and lapping,
waist deep

in the Christ-like water
like being asleep at noon
on good friday
belly full

of the fish your father fried,
neck

deep in the water
infinite tapestry
of transparent goddesses
then

slow
and
gentle
under

the water
death-vivid recollections
of half-forgotten summer
childhood nights,

slower
down
and

into a kind
madman’s black and yellow sky

where sunflowers open, fly themselves
into the songbirds of your night.

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