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I have to find a wayto give my life backto that on which I fedwhen I was hungryto what I usedas kindling for the breathin my headTo that which I founddisgusting and cruelI’m sorryI see much more beautywith you here [End Page 46]

Christopher Kondrich

Christopher Kondrich is the author of Contrapuntal (Parlor Press, 2013) and a recipient of The Paris-American Reading Series Prize. New poems appear or are forthcoming in American Letters & Commentary, Boston Review, Colorado Review, Guernica, Gulf Coast, Drunken Boat, The Paris-American, Sixth Finch, 32 Poems and Washington Square. He is a PhD Candidate at the University of Denver and an editor for Denver Quarterly.