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Laura Carter lives in Atlanta, where she finished her MFA in 2007. She has since published widely.


Trigger Warning

(at first)
A stain rescinds after talk
And now, a hiding
Like wanting to know, by seconds
And every morning (after) there’s a sting
A stain spreads, like saying there’s a stain
They are children too; they are young
And you can see such a little heart
(wanting to know that friendship is possible)
a day is
a reminder of sharing
and you can see such a little; this love
doesn’t know to fail
—Before gravity, there was
a listening ellipse,
setting up a plot again
for you—

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