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Gina Abelkop

Everything in Me Attends to Violence

Hived in an informal
decay-lace of shame

            I pull them sheets

over my legs

flatten one cloth
mountain ‘gainst

my palm     It’s nearly

spring The house

is growing rooms

Gina Abelkop lives in the foothills and swims in the river. Her wayward book of poems, Darling Beastlettes, came out in 2012 from Apostrophe Books. Visit her online at themoonstop.blogspot.com.