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By Michele Glazer

Right here, the writer confronts the slipperiness of language and conception as she probes normal techniques - the lives of bugs, the uncertainty of affection and the deaths of humans. The poems negotiate among hope for anything irrefutable and an uneasy bedrock of paradox.

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Even from where I stood in the hall outside her door the skin was wrong. Someone said something about the body. Then someone said something about changing the sheets. I stared I could not believe that she could be that dead I could not put that person with the person I knew. Vulnerable, with no vanity, no Shirley left in her, utterly other, utterly not here anymore & so she is invulnerable. passed away Strangeness arranges itself around her. A pair of glasses on the bedside table. At night you visit, slack-jawed gaunt impaled on my imagination.

Today it snowed so I read about the bower bird though cause and effect is mostly tenuous like today and yesterday but get this, the bower bird picks blue to make its nest. Blue this, blue that. The object attends but, really, weather’s what’s interesting. Every time it just sits down to what it is. When the call came to come in, talk in person it must have added up. That mock-bronchial cough. The day’s terminal appointment shit I almost envy you almost knowing where you locate the infinite. Sick!

I am afraid to sleep with you. For the last years of my marriage my breathing disturbed my wife’s sleep. Here is the bird. As apart as I can make it.  Valediction for Claudia And if she can not turn back without turning To stone, to silence, to say Dearly Departed, I am leaving, turn of the mind, the heart’s Rearrangement With the past, still it must be hard To feel that it is not wrong to turn. Love sipped through the bent straw. Love set on a shelf where the light Hits it, unfaltering Sense that the little things Don’t just add up.

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