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INTERIORS by Frances Brent • Cleaver Magazine
INTERIORS by Frances Brent 1. I’ve been thinking about the fish in a glass bowl–loneliness, silence, wasted beauty. The fish appears in my imagination, passes through the reef hole, travels here and there—weightless and random cartridge. I watch its inch-long vanishing spur. The pimento spark hurts my eye. 2. Inside the skin house: lift an iron shoe onto the wooden riser. Shoulder and torso harnessed. Then swing back, back and forth, from here to a speck of myself in the parachute of myself. Frances Brent is the author of The Beautiful Lesson of the I (May Swenson Poetry Award) and The Lost Cellos of Lev Aronson (Atlas & Co.). … chop! chop! read more!