The Bleeding Love of a Water-Ghost

by Hermelinda Hernandez

 

    		I dream of something                        long ago,        wind     fern-like                  foliage                     water-ghost                         ***          		      I dream                                 of my body:                                                scaly 
                         		leaf                                  	 planting                                              wood                                    fixed wings                                   the calm it  possessessessessessess                        	essessessessessessesse ssessessessessessesses	 		 *** I                 dream of                  			 	        water            flesh         and   	  breath             night-                         blooming                              into                                                                        sil  hou           ettes

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