I Take Back the Sponge Cake

Sierra Nelson

Page 9

PSEUDOMORPH

A cloud of ink, similar in shape to the creature that emits it, that may serve as a decoy.

RECK: to care for

WRECK: a ruined ship

Little _______________ where she wanders.

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Releasing a false body

my shadow emerges and

I am all

stun,

while she is all

a body

a dark

slipped off

She is dissolute,

the darkest part of

my shadowed veins,

my fear & flood

Without her I am only

half my heart

she is my

fevered shiver

Wave by wave

she dissipates

into a fall

I am fathom

from my body

I am beside myself

startle and

undone,

desire

of ink in water—

slip

but hovering.

as dire as

me—

my brine-black blood—

& faster.

flesh, apart—

half beat—

mirror & my heat

burning cold.

by fin by tentacle

dissolves

to the deep seafloor.

away.

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