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The Things I Knock on Wood For

saw machine : buzzing off a hand : my father’s
                     cassettes tangled : unwound memory : milk choking
                                          a death cry : just wait and see what happens

                     to you : returning home : midnight soaked 7 pm :
                                          protruding tibia : birdcage : ribs : honey barbecued : scream : running : back

door of a temple opened : what hides : in basement
                     thoughts : temazepam : fingernails : shedding : becoming
                                          rattlesnake’s tail : horses : rebounding land : hacked

                     chromosomes : stacked : mutilation : skulls : chicken
                                          necks wrenched : Kashmir : unvalleyed : grass
                                                        drinking : lawnmower moan : caught : in throat :

the color of matarani at 111st street : a flag : cigarette
                     lit : fate : tempting : signal : problems : F
                                                               train local : stops : grandfather clock : three houred

                     anesthesia : relearning : how to walk : grip
                                          whitest brown : knuckled : cracked : nylon : imagined as : you
                                                               wanted : him : ripping : your arms out of that shirt

Ashley Somwaru is an Indo-Caribbean woman who was born and raised in Queens, New York. She received an MFA in poetry from Queens College, City College of New York. Somwaru has recently published a chapbook in 2021 titled, "Urgent \\ Where The Mind Goes \\ Scattered." Full bio here.

Ashley Somwaru is an Indo-Caribbean woman who was born and raised in Queens, New York. She received an MFA in poetry from Queens College, City College of New York. Somwaru has recently published a chapbook in 2021 titled, "Urgent \\ Where The Mind Goes \\ Scattered." Full bio here.

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