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response from a found skull

By Frederica Danzinger

you brought home

my love, the mountains where you found the faraway of my fused plates

my heat-cracked

horns cradle your cactus your terra-cotta



am nameless but not silent

at least not while

i’m in your window

-in response to “Skull” by Patrick Lane, from Old Mother (Oxford University Press, 1982)


Frederica Danzinger is a writer and translator from Canada. She loves reading anything full of hope, or horror, or both. She's married to a genderless void, and lives with seven tarantulas, three cats, and a baby ball python.


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