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  • Homosexuality
  • Peter LaBerge (bio)

Dear second tongue.

  Dear ice-slicked snake caught in the throat.

Dear most slender ghost   in the whole mouth.

Dear tongue of glass   underneath a pane

of untouched snow,

tongue of always   leaving the mouth

swung open for enthused wind.

  Dear tongue of incense. Of the dropped icicle,

  its divot-shaped legacy

across a bloom-red field   turning like touched snow. [End Page 13]

Peter LaBerge

Peter LaBerge’s work appears in Beloit Poetry Journal, Best New Poets, Colorado Review, Indiana Review, Iowa Review, Pleiades, Tin House, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of a fellowship from the Bucknell University Stadler Center for Poetry and the founder and editor-in-chief of the Adroit Journal. He lives in Philadelphia, where he is an undergraduate student at the University of Pennsylvania.



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