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Anne Boyer | coconut four

You Will Want Like Cowboys


I will want like splinters,
astonished spit, also like alphabets and minnows.


You will want at smallness,
also squirreling across the wire.


Wantings in the wilderness!
What did you think,


You’ve seen it all before.


That’s my last duchess—
all I want I’ve learned from her.


I want all I’ve learned from her.
Like Goya and church


you will fever like derangement.
You will lick no less


the ecstatic, and you will grow no more
accustomed to this dirty purse


than I to breathlessness
or pavement.


There is Kansas in the wilderness.
There is not cloudy.


All day the fingering, there your gaze,
there I will saddle up


the pillow, buckle, bobbin, tongue
I wanted from.


Anne Boyer
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