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Ares and Aphrodite 
"I was born lost and take no pleasure in being found."

John Steinbeck, Travels With Charley: In Search of America

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Hiking in Bavaria by Bridget
"The day my body caught fire
the woodland darkened. The horizon
was a sea of maids, rushing to piece me
back into a girl. Out of the girl came yellow
flowers, came stem & sepal.
You never happened, they said.
The meadow was a narration of lessness.
Inside the corral, horses fell
from the impact of lightning. They broke
down. I heard gunshots in my sleep.
I was a keeper of breath,
of hay. I walked a field, collecting bones.
You can build a house out of bones.
You can stand at the doorway
quarrelling with your legs to enter
or run until you turn to ash."

Stacie Cassarino, Firework