new here

Margaret Galey

(1)

 

I want it to always be this good

 I’m drawing a map to

    stay      say       s l o w e r  now

you’ve had more practice      

 

 reclaim stories from 

another day      breathe

     I’m listening &

   can’t   imagine but

 

               yes&no&yes

your realsouthernmanners

  oh honestly now

I know the secret

 

let’s break some windows

I’d better not

       how does this work?

how   does  this   even   work  ?

 

[breathless]

 it’s been awhile 

I’m listening

       shhh   breathe

 

I nap with abandon   I’m

abrokenoffpage &

new here but

           I’m listening .

 

 (2)

 

wetgrassmornings

  s o  v e r y  c l o s e

take it off already

you’ve had more practice

 

boozy redcarpetwetdream

     I’m new here

how  does  this  work ?

laugh it off already

 

I take my time

break it off already

[breathless]

              how  

 

 does  this  even  work ?

KentuckyWoodsongsRadio

& backseamtattoos

mmm   it’s been awhile

 

backyard homebase &

 awkward  routes    call

   it quits         fadeto

              blackout.

Margaret Galey is an Iowa-born artist and writer living in Lexington, Kentucky. Her work has appeared in publications such as Hyperallergic Weekend, Druken Boat, and more can be found on her website: www.WantReaction.com.

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