the heart its own rough animal
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What did I mean that during parties I choose the sofa // like a sick cat? That when tattoos are dispensed I’m first / in line? That books full of other people’s misery // make the beach infinitely more pleasant? Stargazing is another weakness. / Too much I examine the patch of dirt where nothing grows // where buried curiosa aren’t deep enough, though in Short Answer / I’m all for dancing alone in a silken robe. Friends call. // Mostly the machine answers. Mozart makes me cry. / I kill spiders without guilt.
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We want so much,
When perhaps we live best
In the spaces between loves,

That unconscious roving,
The heart its own rough animal.

Tracy K. Smith, excerpt from A Hunger So Honed

I post this a lot but I just can’t get over this.  It’s in my top five lines of all time.

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