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Alan Felsenthal

Alan Felsenthal is the author of Lowly, forthcoming in May 2017 from Ugly Duckling Presse. He teaches at Columbia University and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Sailing Bones

Suffering I drifted to you
Seeing my suffering you suffered
Our conference on calamity
Our joints moved against wind
Sustained our growing pain
Until protruding bones
From our rumpled skin coats
Broke through to expose
Their staid, stagnant structures
To a cat we were dual cat castles
A bird perched upon my clavicle
To a friend traveling by
We no longer existed
But our suffering did