NINA PURO - Elegy with Tripwire

from by 90s Meg Ryan

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ELEGY WITH TRIPWIRE

dead mice behind
the stove, bellies curled
around poison
I scattered.

under the futon:
balloon dog, remote, dead
soldiers.

they've cordoned off
our block with coffeeshops
like they're making a moat.
we’re the alligators.

drag up an invoice
for night
as if the projector
could silver our organs.

we drowsy
we slogans
slurred.

we icefoam over
the bridge’s
struts.

what color the virus?
the brother's coat?

liver-light.
day like a fuse.
girl like a paper bag
damp on the bottom.
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NINA PURO’s work is forthcoming or recently appeared in Guernica, H_ngm_n, Indiana Review, the PEN America Poetry Series, Washington Square Review, amongst others. She is a member of the Belladonna* Collaborative and the author of a chapbook, Two Truths and a Lie (dancing girl press, 2015). She lives and cries in Brooklyn.
www.ninapuro.tumblr.com/writing
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from The Studded Belt Phenomenon, released June 28, 2015

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In 1989 Meg Ryan immortalized herself as Sally Albright.
Throughout the next decade, she mesmerized us all.

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