May/June 2016 • Vol. XXXVIII No. 3 Nature's NatureMay 1, 2016 |

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Like female fireflies     I am remarkably picky      when checking out flashy males because long-lasting pulses     mean a lot     when it comes to say   nuptial gifts      —packages of protein injected with sperm— and it's crucial to pay attention       yes       I tell my daughters                  pay   attention to attention

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Kimiko Hahn
Kimiko Hahn’s tenth collection of poetry Foreign Bodies will be out in 2020. She teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation, Queens College, City University of New York.

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By Kimiko Hahn

Like female fireflies     I am remarkably picky      when checking out flashy males because long-lasting pulses     mean a lot     when it comes to say   nuptial gifts      —packages of protein injected with […]

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By Kimiko Hahn

Like female fireflies     I am remarkably picky      when checking out flashy males because long-lasting pulses     mean a lot     when it comes to say   nuptial gifts      —packages of protein injected with […]

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