Elizabeth Chereskin

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PONTOON

I am trying to break
into your afternoons
steal your closed windows
your old avocado seeds
won’t sprout just slime
but the jars hold
jetski sounds & artificial
grass growing padded
kiddie pools like mushrooms
there was something
about lighter fluid but
this summer I plan
to get really into fishing

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ALL THE WILD

my snout is the snout____of a deer I know____antlers & hooves met you in
rutting season____howled at the snuffing____we were a huff & a hunt both a
kind of tawny_______we can’t let him run in November waded into woods
_______leaves & me__blaze orange so no one would shoot____always called but
sometimes____my voice is whole milk____& sometimes it’s sap

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