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jessica lawrence                                                                                           



Planets


Her blood flows, transparent.
A fish could swim there,
Dorsal fin swaying with the current 
Of her insides
Her tears burn blue
As the brightest stars
Our entire solar system
Could travel down her cheek
Into the corner of her mouth
And wait 
For a bird to carry away the planets
Like torn paper
Like cut grass






 Jessica Lawrence studied under the MFA program at Longwood University, participated in paid writing workshops several times a year, and has presented    her poetry at the Southern Humanities Conference.