Treasure Island

Catherynne M. Valente

(5 May 1979 / Seattle, Washington)

Poems of Catherynne M. Valente

1. Glass, Blood, and Ash 12/12/2011
2. Past the Rivers 12/12/2011
3. The Descent of the Corn-Queen of the Midwest 12/12/2011
4. The Secret of Being a Cowboy 12/12/2011

Glass, Blood, and Ash

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Please, silk-​​sister, do this thing for me.

I do not want to sit on that broad-​​backed horse,
or smell his skin, grassy and hot as boiled husks,
inside a shirt ropy with gold tassels and primogeniture.

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