September 21, 2009

Janann Dawkins

Famous Last Words

Let's have a really good red wine tonight*,
let's let our dinner settle in our stomachs,
let's stutter around in the den, tender tiptoes
dimpling an utter footstep into dusk,
arch stretching, rack of heaven,
a hardened halo tracked in dust.
Let's run to Reno.
Let's try breaking records
against the walls. Let's suck wind
and die. Let's take our hands
and lace them like lashes.

Let's evade our capture.

* These eight words are said to be the last Carl Jung ever spoke.


Janann Dawkins lives in Ann Arbor. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in decomP, Gloom Cupboard, Gutter Eloquence, Shoots and Vines, Danse Macabre, among others. Her chapbook, Micropleasure, was published by Leadfoot Press in 2008.

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