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Lara Mimosa Montes

fragment from The Somnambulist

What kind of paranoid child passes
the time staying up
waiting for the father to fall asleep?
The Somnambulist’s
whose child counts the cigarettes left
Six hours until dawn
Can she afford to steal One

Lara Mimosa Montes is a PhD candidate in English at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Other writings have appeared in Triple Canopy, BOMB, Bone Bouquet, and elsewhere. She is currently at work on her dissertation titled The Strains of Confessional Poetry and teaches at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

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