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Idioms But No Words


I don’t know what it is

I couldn’t say to you, but

I know I saw the cat slinking off

with my tongue.


Your glances were cold,

frozen, like the lake

that could hold the weight

of the conversations I should have

kept buried in my cheek

but not the weight of

our skates.


I don’t know what it was

about where we were then,

but I think I’ve got the flesh

from both of our teeth.

Class Year



Killingworth, CT


East Asian Studies