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Angela Veronica Wong

 

 

And Johnny would you write:

Dear -----------

Dear -----------, how is your heart

Dear -----------, how are you wearing your hair

Now: water    And
you will feel land ahead like a graveyard

Dear -----------, did you have lunch

Ahead, relief like a child telling a lie
Ahead, everything and everything, not

just women and chickens, butter and new
fabric but births and funerals and Sundays fat

on radio programs and wine

Dear ----------, did you make your soufflé
What sound does a soufflé make when it falls

Now, there are hedgerows

Continue until you stop.

Your beloved
Johnny

 

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