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We’re a pair
Of ocean ears.
The pattern of the tides are
Seared in shadows
Cast by flesh-colored curves
O
f seashell cartilage.
Nerves drift
In seaweed clusters
Beneath our skin’s sparkling surf while
White cotton buoys dance with shark fins,
Swabbing the salt sounds
That swirl between us.

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Two sweet syllables

You spoke in passing.

Now I cup my hands to my ear

To feel each breath of sound

Brush against it

Like the waves of the ocean

Roaring in seashells.

Say my name again,

I like how it sounds

Passing through your lips.