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Carl Adamschick

I am lost in the living, in the acceptance
of rain filling a bucket,

in the belief
that the chemical burn was a washing

for the exodus
and the smoke rising through the chimneys

into the pale blue morning was a love song.
There are days when I wake

and find my face is a hole
and I have nowhere to hang my mask.

— Carl Adamschick, from “The Emptiness,” Curses and Wishes: Poems (Louisiana State University Press, 2011)

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