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Poetry

Articulated Folds

Roland W. Coryell

difficulty with swinging the hammer so much is that you get used to swinging the hammer
sired cliché it is, and tired of finding nails in the old growth, where nails hadn’t been
perhaps turning it in would make sense, were each day not at the forge, or pulling the wire
braising in intricate turn, soldiering in stronger roots, tapping hydrogen’s three degree insistence
homecoming requires home, making unwinds stasis, hand’s revolution from sling to spiral
sting-set chiral elocution rung unto meal, patterning arm’s more-ray recursion thinner
attention’s ten-o graph riddled entire, revision, revision, revision – and wire

difficulty with folding the symmetry so much is that you get used by the folding welcome
fired epiphany it is, inspired by inconsistencies in metal oath avenue, where pathways haven’t been
perhaps Turing it would make incense, were each way not at the gorge, or plowing under rivers
blazing wins reliquary burns, soldering against

hammer-fall homes

map-fissure, trapping out antigen’s 3 sine wing
hum combing retires, dome taking up wind’s entasis stretch, furrow measured spline-handed
sing tet-viral reclusion rungs onto metal, remorse’s cursed ion pattering armor, black-wet skin
anodized and shadow ridden, rider, risen – earth hollow’s gown entire

difficulty with entire gown hollow so much is that you get used to the empty entire
grip back into its lean furlong, sewing delicate stippled mercury seed, never breathed nor hater made
perhaps daring intransigence thus, braced furnace to argony wisps, based voltaic potential
phrasing in minuet twists, woad upon ode upon old, slipping wheat words to foundation
honeycomb sweetens intention, waking minds its places, sexed revelation’s eversion
thing-met so used to swinging, the hammer, materiel re-bound eternal, ringlet now ring – now curl
tension’s universe moans suspended, revision, revision, revision – .sig, net, founding

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