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Thursday, August 8, 2013

It Is Reasonable to Think Your Life Could Be Different

by Lauren Gordon

Planted in a chair all morning

[so many mornings]     your mouth hums

around a spoon.
The rind of the moon hangs

in the window: an epistle, brilliant.  

Last night                    [all nights]

your hands groped my disconnected


the moon, then, an imprint on glass.

Last night        your hands found each other
in perfect worship as you finally slept against me.

I prayed, too:

No one can tell you how to be still
or what it means to be ecclesiastical


I don’t know if there will be enough God left to go around

when you are older. I don’t know if you will find incredible light
in your windows.

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