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The Wild Wind in the Space of the Word Photograph by Jesse Boyd Reid.

The Wild Wind in the Space of the Word

to comfort the disturbed

and to disturb the comfortable, this is water.

“bureaucratic kindness,” so I embrace this.

look in the eyes of the richest man and ask him what he has.

fake flowers in real hair, like a tightly woven knot that’s slowly unravelling.

l’amour du ciel,

his hands become animals on my spine.

something opens without

my having touched it,

failure strips away the inessential.

failure that comforts.

failure that embraces.

failure that is charity.

failure that is a former knot at the base of your spine, that becomes something else.

slippery and so certain.

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