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I am Glad of Your Arrival, and: In the Dumps, and Upon My Word

From: Colorado Review
Volume 40, Number 2, Summer 2013
pp. 118-120 | 10.1353/col.2013.0053

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I am Glad of Your Arrival

Addressing the morning I say
It was good of you to come
     as if
it were the sole visitor amidst scandal
when in fact
     it has been endless
with the trees and grass and cars
and the cowbell someone’s using
as a wind chime
     in the winds
just remnants of the storm
that wouldn’t stay
     I have thought
to run away from what I own
who hasn’t
      but what else do I have
where would I go
     The sky is everywhere
at once like a big movie
and though I think I know how
it’s going to end
     and with what music
there is uncertainty enough
to hold me still

In the Dumps

Heather Christle
Just because we’ve broken my head
doesn’t mean we must glue it together
There’s other work to be done
        and dark
grass freezing
      There is some old light
to read by and large pink thumbs
And with my head apart
        I think
the world can get in easy
         This
pound of dirt I’m holding weighs a ton

Upon My Word

I can see that I have blundered
Oh hell
     hello
There is a long line back to where
we came from
     and last night at last
the night wore itself out
       It lay
itself down over the houses
And whence the cars go whence
They have been through so much
I’ve even seen them
     zoom directly
through the mountain
     My own car makes
a funny noise and my noise
is this talking
     I’m reciting
where the sky wants me to go
Go use up the light burn down the candle
I am wearing out
     this song upon my face

Christle Heather  

Heather Christle is the author of What Is Amazing, The Difficult Farm, and The Trees The Trees, which won the 2012 Believer Poetry Award. She is the web editor for Jubilat and teaches poetry at Sarah Lawrence College.

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Christle Heather. "I am Glad of Your Arrival, and: In the Dumps, and Upon My Word." Colorado Review 1.2 (2013): 118-120. Project MUSE. Web. 5 Aug. 2013. <http://muse.jhu.edu/>.
Heather, C.(2013). I am Glad of Your Arrival, and: In the Dumps, and Upon My Word. Colorado Review 1(2), 118-120. Center for Literary Publishing. Retrieved August 5, 2013, from Project MUSE database.
Christle Heather. "I am Glad of Your Arrival, and: In the Dumps, and Upon My Word." Colorado Review 1, no. 2 (2013): 118-120. http://muse.jhu.edu/ (accessed August 5, 2013).
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