Allasso

builds cartwheels from straws and starlight

lengthens castles until they capture the beauty of a raven’s shadow

takes a tin-box tiger away from childish hands dipped in chocolate and ignorance

boils with more honey than milk

tickles the ivory synapses scraped from bent metal forks pointing us in new directions

grinds joints until they bleed kool-aid blood, sweet with pain

uncovers that bright green stripe hidden on a zebra’s heart — the one that pulses with the sky-high parakeet fresh from clawing his way from a cage

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Allasso Volume 2: Saudade is now available!

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