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Blas Falconer

And you, who cannot keep still, who can never look back, where will you go next? How will I find you? Can you feel the world pull apart, the seams loosen? What, tell me, will keep it whole, if not you? if not me? —  Blas Falconer, from “Dear Friend,” A Question of Gravity and… Continue reading Blas Falconer

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American Culture · American Literature · Classic · Collection · Contemporary · Creative Writing · Poetry

Dana Levin

Six monarch butterfly cocoons       clinging to the back of your throat—       you could feel their gold wings trembling. You were alarmed. You felt infested. In the downstairs bathroom of the family home,       gagging to spit them out—             and a voice saying Don’t, don’t— — Dana Levin, “Ars Poetica (cocoons),” Wedding Day.… Continue reading Dana Levin

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