Distressed / A Pulling by Jenna Cardinale

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Distressed / A Pulling

I am trying
       maybe desperately
to work hard
as a lemon.
       To accomplish that
To inoculate
myself against
these architectural decisions.
   The support
   beams haven’t
   rotted.         They’re crafted
                      to look like this.
But I really just want
   to have another terrible
   conversation about shorts.
Do not lean your skin
on the wall.
   It is held up
   with only magnets.
       Cutting through.




Jenna Cardinale’s poems have appeared in Verse Daily, Court Green, and Horse Less Review, among others. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, where she co-curates the mostly-monthly poetry series Readings in Color and talks a lot about garbage.



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