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Carl Adamshick

It is nice to be without answers at the end of summer. Wind lifting leaves from branches. The moment laid down like something in childhood and forgotten, until later, when stumbled upon, we think: this is where it was lost. — Carl Adamshick, from “Loss,” Poem-A-Day, July 10, 2013

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Abdulla Pashew

I don’t know how to become one with you. If you’re heaven, then tell me. I will kneel to every god. If you’re hell, then tell me. I will fill the earth with sin. I don’t know how to become one with you. If you’re an invaded soil, then tell me. I will make my… Continue reading Abdulla Pashew

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Amina Saïd

we reread letters the dead once sent and imagine different answers everything becomes clear once it is too late there is not enough thread of regret left to string the shards of our night — Amina Saïd, from “The Mothers.” Poems Without Borders: July 2011 issue. Translated from French by Marilyn Hacker.

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Safia Elhillo

i press my body to a man that i find beautiful      & sway to a song that knows us                i live forever with my feet in my grandmother’s lap &                                                        i live forever by the water with the sun spilled over me       remember me this way & when they come for me            play the song… Continue reading Safia Elhillo

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