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The body amnesiac
  1. Jenny Xiaoyue Chen
  1. Correspondence to Jenny Xiaoyue Chen, 107 Avenue Louis Pasteur Box 021, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA; jenny_chen{at}

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There is almost no resistance.

Under the peach bleached lights

The flesh parts indifferently like the wet tissues

That smeared the tears of her grown-up kids

Who have pristine memories of this once powerful body.

A body that held some of them in …

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