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Featured Poem

The Stainless Steel Wallet
by Amy Holman

This is the wallet
with a hand as smooth as silk
and the strength that surpasses leather.

This is the man
as smooth as silk with the strength
that erases the other. Thinner than paper,

he's of architecture
and rocket, built to withstand
intrusion and hide behind conjecture.

She feels like pulp,
stripped bark and boiling bath.
She is the lecture on faith and embrace

of tears that cannot
change his mettle. She is at fault
for misunderstanding his range: strippers

are sought to be flayed,
others to be stained and stripped
of esteem. This is the one that maintained

his cover as stainless.
Her dream was easy to steal.

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Gary Buckendorf - Sailor (detail)


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