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Stevie Curl

I Ghosted Your House In Hopes of Encouraging You

  you shot me
              in the yard

sits a house       a dark color
                                          of course

          there in a way                                               unlikely

                                        a mistranslation

                                        a list of things

I need                   and you’re preoccupied

          out loud       your name means

                                                      a frightening thing

          each time                         there is more

          flesh on you like a surprise

I have a feeling                                         at close range

a dark color     each time

there is more       flesh

          and then

Stevie Curl
lives in Pittsburgh, PA. She received an MFA in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago and her work has appeared in several journals, but not for several years.