|The 2River View||25.4 (Summer 2021)|
Sally Van Doren
as if there were people living in
as if the gamble paid off
as if the phlegm dislodged itself
as if I could breathe in this
as if my mind was connected
as if the page was long enough
I will pay you whatever
as if the gimmick you use to attract
as if all of us are terrorists seeking
as if ginger could calm a rioting
as if you swindled me out of my fortune
as if he bought her then sold her
as if the sound of her voice filled
as if I knew how to value art
you will tell me when it costs
I discarded the plasma
it in its tainted condition.
personal protective equipment.
on the ground so I take to the sky.
The friction between staying
home. There’s a candle inside
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