restricted access Some Words (Acid, Extinction) Are Pasted to the Undersides of Others
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Some Words (Acid, Extinction) Are Pasted to the Undersides of Others

I didn’t look at the midterm returns—the moon’s eyelid smiling in the dawndoesn’t mean they’re good—

but concentrated,as the trees, darker than dark,concentrate themselvesdistinct from the dark,on counting to myself

the buzz of walking under wirespast handwritten hours in the windows,with my small coins, tiny citiesto give to anyone

and on counting by the coming yardfulwhizzing slices of flickerand peepers in the wetlandon campus each spring, no soonerthinking frogthan the other two words turn it over. [End Page 113]

Molly Tenenbaum

Molly Tenenbaum is the author of The Cupboard Artist (Floating Bridge, 2012), Now (Bear Star Press, 2007), and By a Thread (Van West & Co, 2000), as well as several chapbooks. Honors include a Hedgebrook residency, a 2009 Washington State Artist Trust Fellowship, and a 2013 4culture grant to collaborate with artist Ellen Ziegler on a book about ventriloquism. She also plays Appalachian banjo and fiddle music; her CDs are Instead of a Pony and Goose & Gander. She lives in Seattle.

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