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Reverberations: A Cento
Lines from Courtney A. Butler’s Wild Horses
The fireflies are missing.
The birds chirp while pieces of my heart fly east.
It feels shameful to admit:
You are not an ornament anymore.
Parts of self spilled about:
cups and kettles dashing to the rocks below,
pre-sunset, grey washed paths are sweet curves.
the decent is gorgeous.
Upon returning home
chocolate piñon coffee on her lips
She and I become closer to one.
We are aspens in the woods.
Bio: Marisa Silva-Dunbar’s work has been published in ArLiJo, Chanterelle’s Notebook, Pink Plastic House, Sledgehammer Lit, Analogies & Allegories Literary Magazine. She has work forthcoming in The Bitchin’ Kitsch. Her second chapbook, “When Goddesses Wake,” was released in December, 2021 from Maverick Duck Press. Her first full-length collection, “Allison,” was recently published by Querencia Press. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @thesweetmaris. To check out more of her work go to http://www.marisasilvadunbar.com
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