Last Tuesday at 4AM

Frank Zhang

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A blur, a haze, an asymmetrical shape.
Poetry is born of things, not ideas.
But the image was abstract,
and what I really miss are your dimples,
the way your scruff moves when you talk,
the lamp you use to build your figurines,
little soulless puppets.
I’ll love you on command,
I’ll take any form,
and any form of you,
a dream that is subversive,
leaving only want.

Lauren Burstein

Lauren Burstein is a high school English teacher from New Jersey who makes sense of the chaos through poetry. Her work has been featured in online and print publications, including American Writers Review 2020, Cathexis Northwest Press, and New Jersey Bards.

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