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Kept in Mind

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Hildegard believed
A woman’s brain drew

Heat to itself, drew seed
From a man all the way up

The spine’s long stair
The stake bracing the spine

Licking all the way orange,
Red, blue — shut it — 

And why not? My brain has been
Hungry all this time.

Source: Poetry (May 2014)

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