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These are my best gifts: by Logen Cure | Word Riot

May 15, 2013      

These are my best gifts: by Logen Cure

Listen to a reading of “These are my best gifts:” by Logen Cure.

a slick liar’s tongue,
the charm of a petty thief,
ribs like a junkyard dog,
a space on the other side
      of an ampersand.

I want you to have them
       & have them &
                    have them,

they & I are
           for you.

I used to carry
       secrets like
   marbles in my mouth;
           I laugh without choking.

You know to hold a piece
    of an infinite heart without
                   asking it
                          How much?

About the author:

Logen Cure lives in Texas with her wife. Her work is featured or forthcoming in Big River Poetry Review, Sundog Lit, and Educe Journal. She is the author of a chapbook, In Keeping (Unicorn Press, 2008). She earned her MFA in poetry from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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