/ by Caleb Blansett

definition of a line
wearing itself thin
by recycling its rhythms

tear it apart by the seams
bloodless & dripping
a seed where a spine should
be

staggering through a night that
is as thin as the air we're draping
over our quivering shoulders
thin as the words we tied
around our cobweb necks
quivering & sensual

defunct noises of a discordant

redundancy

watching the surface stretch
into fragile potentia
elongating the reflection & 
warping the dream

ultraredundancy of a mirror
challenge of seeing likeness
in stranger eyes
psychopathology of a glass
unable to provide
the correct response

kiss yourself and call it original

symmetrical asymmetry is still
call & response


defunct childhood games
skeleton in the chest
winner winner