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manuel arturo abreu

manuel arturo abreu is the author of Incalculable Loss (Institute for New Connotative Action Press, 2018). They cofacilitate home school, a free pop-up art school in Portland, Oregon, where they live.

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Sound Has Ears

In the mercy of the more hollow sister 
A serene fog of moons sprinkled with plum
the vexed haint of Quasimoto is patient
her tongue leaps from her mouth like a tombstone
three times
Smooth as ash 
her favorite word is 'apothecary'
the bliss in me like the interior of a melting fear
as she moves time with an even glance
the boorish anvil of rain as she leads me into a gully
farther into the hollow sister's carny lungs
teaching me to hear in silence as hearts do