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Autonomic

Heikki Huotari

It's where death's sting would want to go. In overtime I change my ways. With Gertrude Stein I beg to differ. It's not yellow, it's a yellow cat and you're so subcutaneous when you hallucinate me my lipoma. Thank you. May I have another? May I be in perpetuity your crumple zone?

Heikki Huotari is a retired professor of mathematics. In a past century, he attended a one-room country school and spent summers on a forest-fire lookout tower. His poems appear in several journals, recently in Diagram and Puerto del Sol, and he's the winner of the 2016 Gambling the Aisle chapbook contest.

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