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Milkweed
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Published: Thu Jul 01 2010
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Milkweed

Misfit hood a sister
to the hornets’ grey mâché,
gummed seam
undid, air stiff
with ceremony, sphere
of the conjugal bed.

No sting
to this girl.  She’s doll
all through, effusions of plume,
curl, sault, swoon—
plurals spun unto
chilly readers.

Belles lettres
of these acres, poignant
as brides flown
by wagon from Slovene lakes.
Excerpt of Heaven
for the flies and swine.

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