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Charles Wright

Still, there’s another story,                                  that what’s inside us is what’s outside us: That what we see outside ourselves we’ll soon see inside ourselves. It’s visible, and is our garment. Better, perhaps, to wear that. Better to live as though we already lived the afterlife, Unattached to our cape of starred flesh. — Charles Wright,… Continue reading Charles Wright

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Peter Everwine

As a child running loose, I said it this way: Bird. Bird, a startled sound at field’s edge. the sound my mouth makes, pushing away       the cold. So, at the end of this quiet afternoon, wanting to write the love poems I’ve never       written, I turn from the shadow in the cottonwood and… Continue reading Peter Everwine

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