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For You by Kim Addonizio

You on my mind again, should I even be surprised. Gianni Pavesi’s Rilassamento is on repeat. I could almost feel you running your fingers through my hair, again and again.

For You
Kim Addonizio

For you I undress down to the sheaths of my nerves.
I remove my jewelry and set it on the nightstand,
I unhook my ribs, spread my lungs flat on a chair.
I dissolve like a remedy in water, in wine.
I spill without staining, and leave without stirring the air.
I do it for love. For love, I disappear.

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