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Hannah Rousselot

Hannah Rousselot

Hannah Rousselot (she/her) is a queer French-American poet. She has published two long works, Fragments of You (Kelsay Press) and Ocean Currents (Finishing Line Press). She also reviews other poet's works on hannahrousselot.com and is the host of Poetry Aloud. You can follow her work on facebook.com/hmrpoetry or hannahrousselot.com

If you find my sorrow
    keep it. It has been too long

festering and coagulating
    and self congratulating.

And I, unbound by it,
    might maybe hopefully finally

reach those floating cities
    perched on colossal turtles

whose shadows we grieve under
    and leave us begging for purchase.

But probably likely doubtlessly
    I will just end up pining for it

the same way the sand longs for
    the tiny creatures leaving their eggshells

that disturb its grainy pattern
    leave into turbulent and bitter water.

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