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Beleaguered – John Ashbery 

Lacking a better term for it
your boyfriend’s boyfriend opens out to
a large plastic bag northbound, with

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The Bride Tree Lives Three Times – Brenda Hillman 

In willing textures where the wood rat lives

———-the drought lets trees die twice.

———-Realism & magic steady one another

———–& the hurt in your heart

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Plot – Elizabeth Willis

 

The second stage is sleeplessness.

At first there was worry.

The third stage is “ordinary people.”

The fourth: what to do.

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