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By Kathi Wolfe

People can ... read Braille with their lips and their tongue ... 
— David J. Linden, The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Whitman is a foot-long sub

of grass-fed beef,

Falstaff, a fat onion ring,

Ophelia, a wailing wine.

Judas Iscariot’s kiss

turns my lips against themselves.

Emily D makes my tongue

want to fly a kite.

The tongues of angels,

I cannot swallow.


Source: Poetry (February 2016)

  • Arts & Sciences

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Kathi Wolfe
Kathi Wolfe’s collection The Uppity Blind Girl Poems (BrickHouse Books, 2015) won the Stonewall Chapbook Competition. See More By This Poet

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