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Anne Lai

Untitled (for A.C.)

earnestly, you
rest your head in
golden wildfire,
searching for a word
one to burn off silver
numb err tongues
held in unfamiliarity


Anne Lai is an artist who works with photography and language and collaborates with small presses. She is the author of See-Blue (2014) and what tends apart (2012), and was awarded a Dickinson House Writing Fellowship in 2015. She lives in Brooklyn.


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