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Three Poems

Snake Among Weeds
                              (on wallpaper)

Jade-starred       entity
lacing                 embarking in
the self-spun                 curve
of recursive           tailspin
tangled              in turquoise
underwater       bluegrass
stealth-steps          like arabesque
a form             slips eternal

Corps de Ballet

A raft of tulle hovers
over feet in croisé:
skirts levitated under
arms' undulating
stems in photographic
white-life : twilit
mast mi-creature
or marine

The Nest

twine    and birch bark
thicket     or   welt
pied     egg cleaned
from a    jag    in its
shell:     hide this
now behind an
of iron     fence

Christina Pugh

Four Way Books

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