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New leaves find out

seams in the understory

Our child,

blackberry in her

We need words always

good, or so

a caddisfly flickers over

the falls’ thousands

Child, lead

to blank again in the presences [End Page 128]

Brandon Krieg

Brandon Krieg is the author of Invasives (New Rivers Press, 2014) and a chapbook, Source to Mouth (New Michigan Press). His poems have appeared in Conjunctions, the Iowa Review, Antioch Review, and many other journals. He lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan.