Posts Tagged: Hailey Leithauser
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"Frostbite"

Less a nip than gnaw, the way a goat,

tethered, will ruminate a rope; the way

each in extremis tip of ear and nose

unbuds, or snail- like toe, curled

dreamily, lets go too fat a foot,

cinching filament and tendril, pinch

by stony pinch until the pulse exhausts

and flickers down to drowse and numb,