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The word quicken
evokes thoughts of the
lovesick pulse,
racing fond
and carnal
Or the movement toward the end
of a crosswalk,
the skittish
half-stumble,
approaching the flashing hand
and vehicular onslaught
Quicken is the knowing
that the baby is real,
pressing on organs
in visceral communication
There is quick
and there is dead
and in between,
movement and mayhem
disguised as
the living

Melissa Kro.

Quicken

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