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Lori Witzel
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Heartwood
Glen Scott, " Ice Explosion ," 2006 I walked over a ridge, and saw what we’d heard the day before, thinking it was transformers that had blown: full-grown fir and spruce, shattered where sap froze and burst them, splinters staking outlines around each falle...

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Paracas
" Paracas textile 179 ," c. 2500 BCE, via the Gothenburg Collection The air that held what songs were sung was descant, desiccant, wicking all singers' breaths away as each chanted those bundled corpses down into a dropped, earthen womb. Wind blew across ea...

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Faience
Bowl , earthenware, painted in blue on opaque white glaze, 9th century It was no accident that slipped tin and lead onto an earthenware skin— rather, a someone who knew how to bring the white clouds down to sit on the clay. One trader may buy up the whole l...

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7:03 PM
T. Luong Son, " Một Buổi Tối Ở Quê Nhà / One Evening at Home ," 2010 That pot-holed asphalt, a patchwork basin caching the neighbor’s porch-light. Outside my bedroom window, it’s raining; cars pass, shushing themselves as they go, and I recall when I was si...

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Commedia
Peeter van Bredael, " Commedia dell'arte Scene in an Italian Landscape," date unknown There they are, the Columbines and Harlequins playing behind every Doctor’s back, and here we are, indentured, pressed into service, legion. If we’re a hundred, or a hundr...

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Willamette
Daniel E. Coe, " Willamette River Historical Stream Channels, Oregon," Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries Small things that I’ve carried from my last home—a finger-worn post oak acorn, the seahorse husk of a gulf fritillary’s chrysalis— don...

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Aeolus in Las Vegas
Theodor van Thulden, " The Works of Ulysses : 'The Greek sailors open the bag, given by Aeolus, containing adverse winds.'" If we whisper “Ozymandias,” apotropaic magic to bring all haboobs to bear on our new monument makers, we do it knowing the wind’ll he...

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Ulna
Derzno, " Hohler Fels ," 2011 An exhalation, detoured at fresh hollows where quill knobs had marked the spot to place the awl, pierce the bone, open “o”s for fingertips. Breath takes wing in a rising half-note, descending overtones, like bird song. Who disa...

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Sedōka January 15 2017
A gull, washed in gold as it lifts into sunlight— in a moment, gone from view. This morning finds me in sleep’s shadow, as I watch for those birds you’ll never see.

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Huītzilin
Alan Vernon, " Female Costa's Hummingbird ," 2011 Eye to eye, she tells me wring more sweetness from the sun, bring it now. She cannot wait. Outrunning her shadow costs her; at night, she won’t sleep, she’ll step into a future death just a little, her torpo...
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