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Frank Stanford

I strike out at twilight
and get back by dawn […]
I’m nothing but a rope of smoke
tied around the stars

—  Frank Stanford, from “Desperate Song of One Who Has Gotten Rid of Some of Himself,” What About This: Collected Poems of Frank Stanford (Copper Canyon Press, 2015)

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