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Corrine De Winter has been a freelance writer for about 19 years. Her work has been published in over 600 journals, books and magazines including New York Quarterly, The Writer, Space & Time, Tales of the Unanticipated, The Other Side, Yankee, Prisoners of the Night, Poet's Market 92-99, and others. Her work has been nominated twice for The Pushcart Prize and most recently for The Rhysling Award.

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After Desire

by Corrine De Winter

The veils are moth-eaten
after the end of desire.
Strange animal.
No more wanting. Exile.

Pieridae-poison mimic.
The white noise
of their wings
is you.

Sparrows squeeze through
the ceiling,
their feathery heart size bodies
full of warning.
Remember the deer running
against the gunfire.

Remember you run deep,
how love is so like sleep
when it takes you under.