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Be The Wire

2008

"I have no exit

I have no access

To the padded rooms without you

Dear, I must shed all excess

So I can be the wire

That makes noise from you guitar

I light my hair on fire

Let you hold my tree star

I must shed all excess

So I can be the wire

Wrapped around your olive tree

When I've lost my seeds

You play my ribs like a Gaudi ceiling

Your rooftop rises up to meet me

Over the sweat of the city

Fountains gone dry

Unsustainable

But somehow you've found mine

I light my hair on fire

Let you hold my tree star"

- "Be The Wire" by Kelly Alexandra Hoff, 2008

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