Spyre / Jeanine Deibel

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dancing girl press, 2014

Jeanine Deibel received her MFA in Poetry at New Mexico State University. She works as an Editor for Bone Bouquet, Noemi Press, and Puerto del Sol. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Colorado Review, Eleven Eleven, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and Whiskey Island, among others. She is the author of the chapbook, IN THE GRAVE (Birds of Lace Press, 2013). For more information, visit: jeaninedeibel.weebly.com.

from SPYRE:

Spyres have a hard time dressing up. But I need to impress
another building. I always get snagged on my accessories.
I don't think I want a pocket square because you're not
supposed to use it. You can't light it either. If I was a pocket
I would be envious of me, the actual me, not the pocket.
It's very floppy, you know, but it gets away with it because
it's usually tucked in. That flag would not fly at the top
of my steeple. Get your flappy, yellow-bellied TUCKS
the fuck away from me. I can't believe we keep having
this conversation.