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Poetry WINTER 2013

Jessica Cogar

LEPIDOPTERY

I

I beat my wings in the moonlight—
bounce off cracked vinyl siding,
crash into brick walls.
I chew holes in the sleeves
of your mother’s favorite sweater.

II

While I am sleeping
you unfurl your tongue to drink from flowers
as yellow pollen stains your toes.
Wild children swinging nets capture you,
but always let you go.

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Jessica Cogar is a junior at Ohio Northern University, pursing degrees in creative writing and literature.