There is always someone who has done

unspeakable things to a child, an animal,

a room or tent or cave or car of them.

To be insatiable isn’t to be

unbreakable. You can mistake

damage for passion, the heel of a hand

slammed into a wheel for pride, a glass

ashtray heaved at an iron radiator

for pluck or verve...

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All Mistakes Were Once New was originally published at Booth.