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︎︎︎ Natalie Mariko

︎ JUNE 25, 2022

from this, ambrosial, heaps
such chocolate-sense Saturdays,
bells a criss-cross giggle,

beam-sot, drives imperial
chalk lines & stained denim,
old crackles from bark wood,

cherry-climes in snow-scent,
haloes huddled sweaty-
ski-wool watching dances,

twinkle-dangle of street-lamp
an unbiting angler
or Wellington green in silt,

castabout big swooping bumble
rares on crumbled lavender,
                                                    what Hallelujah)
stink in churchy summer

called w/out foundation, cracks
& small things that crawl out,
stumps now & the fungus spreading,

Natalie Mariko
is a poet from New Jersey. Her works have appeared in TINGE Magazine, Cixous 72, trains zine, feelings journal, bridge poetry, Lazy Susan/blue arrangements, and have been featured on various programs on Cashmere Radio and rebootFM. She is currently based in Athens, Greece.

Also by Natalie: on america, dates/dates/dates, been, a river