Space Blanket

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Space Blanket

by Alan Shapiro
Southern Cultures, Vol. 26, No. 1 (Documentary Moment)

“your body, you, like a spaceship pushing up through thinning atmospheres of friction sealed . . .”

If in the crinkling thin as air metallic
blankets there are flashes signaling back
and forth over the little bodies wrapped
inside them sleeping on cage floor, gym floor,