Margin: Exploring Modern Magical Realism

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Then the point comes
when language decides
to start strangling itself
on its leash, make a break for it
or to turn on you --
no longer the mournful
appearing, intelligent
and silent being who guided you
in a dark world.

From Ill Lit: Selected & New Poems, 1998 ~ publisher Oberlin College Press, Ohio

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