Take, get, catch—
catch the lining of

soft tissue, catch it
and grow. Gives us:

think it up, imagine.
Gives us: you get

what you get. Take
it again, receive—

seize, grab hold,
welcome, draw into

the fold, the hold.
Offer it up, recover

what was stolen. Re-
ceiver is what you

are now, recipient.
Here it comes again:

what if she wonders
why you didn’t come?

When her hair caught
the brush you stood

over her, untangled it
strand by strand, held

one hand at the root
so it wouldn’t hurt.

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