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IR Online Poetry: “After Saying I Love You” by Kacey Fang

“After Saying I Love You”

by Kacey Fang

A magician perches
on a corner. His hands

weave doves, vanishing
and reappearing faster

than raindrops. Black sleeves
swirl above his head, blotting

streetlights with each swipe. —Each blooming
knuckled fingers, another dove.

Watch his hands.
I bet it’s the coat.

What’s the trick?
(and for once

I don’t want to know
the answer.)

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Kacey Fang is a freshman at Yale University.

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