extra splutter lit goes

rallies manage

only sense wounded adjusts


no heat's said calm

exhaustion to frontal

and serially abstraction


includes sooner

wasn't year

isn't prank


burner which friction by

back that time leaves

when any while littered



back-burner includes no extra

heat's splutter

sooner said lit


when that which wasn't

calm goes

exhaustion rallies


any time of year to manage

while friction isn't

frontal only


littered leaves by prank and

sense serially wounded

abstraction adjusts



- from The Tongue Moves Talk, Karen Mac Cormack (Chax Press/West House Books, Hay-on-Wye, 1997)


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