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'Four Rooms' by Julie Manning

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May 2018, no. 401

'Four Rooms' by Julie Manning

by
May 2018, no. 401

1.
Your beard intrigues me, its rough mystery, patterned complexity.
I imagine burrowing animals under your skin that raise

unreadable braille, tiny things my nails disturb – anemone fronds
in a sea-borne forest. I could analyse what I know