Keith Waldrop

 

 

ABACK

 

 

 

 

the body: to "some
other place" the
body

 


 

 

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clenched hand, sigh
covering then let

 

fall

 

movable, birds
boxcars

 

 


 

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inconsolably clothed
though nothing

 

can be hidden

 

 

 


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inside
focus, outside

 

walled

 

arm
besiege

 

appalled

 

. . .

 

 


 

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leftover skate

 

stones from
rotted fruit

 

moves
in a forgotten game

 

leftovers from a former
state

 

sky, weak
turn of compass

 

 


 

 

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walking, a
continual fall with
recovery
—from here

 

observe the boundaries
ends of sky
corners and
edges, hints of

 

underworld
—all this of course

 

observable
as are the markings
on birds or
boxcars