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Rachel B Velebny

just to see what it’s like
claim no interest
only a curiosity
years of walking by
months of gathering courage

ask to cross the invisible threshold

panic when the answer is yes

what if permission
is not hers

what if the black lipstick
fishnet opera gloves
what if
the coolest person this side of the state
doesn’t let me in

Rachel B Velebny is a writer and poet currently based in Barcelona. Originally from the Northwest US, she has been living and writing somewhere in Europe since 2009. Find more her work in A Thin Slice of Anxiety.

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