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Philip Levin

          If you stand

there long enough the air will thicken
    with dusk and dust and exhaust
          and finally with

a starless dark. The day will become something
    it’s never been before, something for
          which I have no name.

— Philip Levine, from “How to Get There,” Poetry (February 2012)

 

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