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Amy Lipman

The Fight

At home with vinegar
At home with the dirty window

Had a dream I bleached my hair
Woke without color

Found a spool on the counter,

naked           can I           get there?


     Thread undone           See all my coats?

Power of
This well-lit kitchen

Narrative & suitcase
Filling up with helplessness

The dictionaries form a ring on the carpet, this is their championship fight.

Amy Lipman
lives and writes in Chicago. She is an MFA candidate at Columbia College and her work has appeared in Cicada magazine. You can find her here.