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Melissa Lee-Houghton

Melissa Lee-Houghton is the author of Beautiful Girls (Penned in the Margins, 2013), a PBS Recommendation, and A Body Made of You (Penned in the Margins, 2011). She is a Next Generation Poet 2014.

I’ll Find You by Melissa Lee-Houghton

You could be writing a journal, all the days of our absence / accounted for. You could be swimming in a lake. / You could be making your confession, the smell of old wood. / You could be reciting poems, the apple not falling far from the tree. / You could be in a hospital bed pumped full of morp...

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i am very precious by Melissa Lee-Houghton

I see all the black marks on the page, the lines / hallucinations falling off the edge of the world – my tongue / we haven’t talked about desperation, / yet you tell me about pornography, girls with death wishes / attached to their libidos, little warm arrows / aligned to their supple bodies, i...

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