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Dedicated Space

From: Colorado Review
Volume 40, Number 1, Spring 2013
p. 132 | 10.1353/col.2013.0014

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Two, three, four, maybe
25 deer in the side space,
the preserve, off the road.
Something like deer
between us,
something lovely to look at,
fleet of foot, fleeting
as the car.

I see no vultures, I see no
vultures. Six vultures I see
plus one dead deer makes seven.
God in heaven. Humming Olds,
eight. Vultures scatter carrying
sinews away, streamers.

The straight line is the best line.
The line with jags is the best line.
Of all the lines drawn between us
most cannot be crossed.

A gray pigeon meets us at the front
porch, sturdy as funerary.
Something takes off between
us with multiple legs to run and carry it.

All lines between us infinite,
inhabited by a different
ghost of a specific dead us.
So many ghosts between us.

Christopher Hund  

Christopher Hund lives with his family outside Chicago in a small town caught between the spreading suburbs and rural lake country of northern Illinois. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he has recently published the chapbook In Forest Static (Convulsive Editions). He works for a nonprofit healthcare-improvement organization.

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