Holding Company (Hardcover)

By Major Jackson

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393070804, 91pp.

Publication Date: August 23, 2010

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Paperback (2/6/2012)

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from "Jewel-Tongued"
The stillness of a lover's mouth
assaulted me. I never wearied of anecdotes
on the Commons, gesturing until I scattered
myself into a luminance, shining over a city
of women. Was I less human or more? I hear still
my breathing echoing off their pillows. So many
eyes like crushed flowers. Our fingers splayed
over a bed's edge. We were blown away.