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National Poetry Month No. 5: Sandra Cisneros - I the Woman [20110423|23:07]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Sandra Cisneros - I the Woman (from My Wicked Wicked Ways)

II’mI am
am shethe Thursdayyour temporary
of your storiesnightthing
the notoriousthe pooryour own
oneexcusemad
leg wrappedI am shedancing
aroundI’m darkI am
the doorin the veinsa live
bare heartI’mwildness
stickingintoxicantleft
like a burrI’m hipbehind
the faultand good skinone earring
the back streetbrassin the car
the weaknessand sharp tootha finger-
that’s mehard lip pushedprint
againston skin
the airthe black smoke
I’m lightbeamin your
no stopping meclothes
and in
your
mouth
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