Seafaring Split, 2016 poetry chapbooks by Jessica Q. Stark and Kiley McLaughlin

There there, startled legs—
there are dinosaurs in the animal mind


looking / faking / breathing


I don’t need these things
but I will have them,           hard

the ticker tape on board with me,
the beveled gliss, the darlinged strings
that follow in spirit, in split ends and stave


o legs,
what have I done


the machinery pressed

to my bread belly and burst—



I’m blank of essence but for the salt mud halo
hoop rigging balance

its crystal weight slips eager

drops alcohol,



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