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Published: Sun Apr 15 2001
Diego Isaias Hernández Méndez, Convertiendse en Characoteles / Sorcerers Changing into Their Animal Forms (detail), 2013, oil on canvas. Arte Maya Tz’utujil Collection.
Titian’s Salome

stepping out of the sun

pupils expanding as if

dropped in water she

sees all along it had

edges could be stepped

out of a garment or

archway that light that

warmth O once beloved

she no longer notices

your hair spilling over

her bare wrist and arm

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Monica Youn lives in Manhattan, where she practices law. A former Stegner Fellow, she has recently published poems in American Letters & Commentary, Denver Quarterly, Fence, Poetry Review, and other journals. (updated 2001)

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