Dailies 4/25/17: Sisyphus in love, the necessary brevity of pleasure, a trophic cascade and a sonnet for one’s own assassin

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Leslie Harrison – [Sisyphus in love] 

At first it was the stone the rough stubble skin of it the call
and response the stone’s going its perpetual coming back
the insistence of the fact of it shaping each piece of his body
muscle bone rough hands their slow curve toward its weight

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Samuel Hazo – The Necessary Brevity of Pleasures

Prolonged, they slacken into pain
or sadness in accordance with the law
of apples.

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Terrance Hayes – American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin

Any day now you will have the ability to feed the name
Of anyone into an engine & your long lost half brother
As well as whoever else possesses a version of his name
Will appear before your face in bits of pixels & data

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Camille T. Dungy – Trophic Cascade

After the reintroduction of gray wolves
to Yellowstone and, as anticipated, their culling
of deer, trees grew beyond the deer stunt
of the mid century. In their up reach

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