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how do i net thee by Shira Dentz

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The Penmanship of Trees

Dentz, Shira

To take these lines, however flimsy, 
hurl them at the white shrouded sky. 
Animal musk absent
from the pelts of boughs



Penetrate
the white
a gluten-
Nodules that line my throat



Enter the white
amnesiac hive,
not honeycomb- or yolk- 
yellow. Beads
swarm, then—shingling,
a migration of pine needles



To cool the number of damp beads in this morning’s wind, smell the leaves and woodstuff it edged around and bore into all night; no one saw. A stalk of tree branches rocks behind the porch.

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