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Don McKay

Sometimes a voice—have you heard this?—
wants not to be voice any longer, wants something
whispering between the words, some
rumor of its former life. Sometimes, even
in the midst of making sense or conversation, it will
hearken back to breath, or even farther,
to the wind, and recognize itself
as troubled air, a flight path still
looking for its bird.

— Don McKay, from “Sometimes a Voice (1),” Another Gravity. (McClelland & Stewart; 1St Edition edition 2000)

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