Carl Wycoff CC
It’s Like I Feel Your Lips on My Lips
I want my language to be difficult
in the same sense as some adults describe children to be
I want my language to be troubled
as I am troubled / I want my language to be touched
I want the words on each page to bleed to blur
to gather together in a fairyring ritual
I want each of my tongue’s spores to cast spells
to move so much each mushroom borne out
thinks it is its own little miracle its own little
gift and then thank its mamastork /
that’s me / for babybird feeding those lucky starspores
but from the roots up
Jacob Schepers is the author of A Bundle of Careful Compromises (Outriders Poetry Project 2014). His poems and reviews have appeared in such places as Verse, Tupelo Quarterly, The Fanzine, Entropy, PANK, Burning House Press, The Destroyer, and elsewhere. With Sara Judy he edits the journal ballast, and he teaches at the University of Notre Dame.
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