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Published: Mon Nov 26 2018
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Abeyance

Always it’s putting two things together
that don’t necessarily belong there
        —Gerald Stern, “Two Things”


a voice on the corner
shouting in the face of night
liquor bickering with conscience
sleep with desire

a picket fence with a gate
you might step over
kitchen windows cranked
open to the street

and the smell of lilacs
entering like a ghost
searching for a single
hesitation to haunt

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