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God on the mountain. A fountain of birds
pour out from their blowhole homes. Alone,
one trails off. The sun coagulates light-waves.
Glory, glory, hallelujah sounds from
the church walls, built up from the ground
where the lightning’s found, or so the story goes.
No one knows how, but everyone knows why
is perhaps the deeper truth. Ruth and Boaz
or Boaz and Ruth. Both of them start
a kissing booth for lovers in love. The tongue
is encouraged. People become murderous
at the last signs of unrest. Eschatologically
speaking, the end of the poem is for
conclusions and confusions. We confess it.

Anthony Opal  

Anthony Opal’s recent poems can be found in Poetry, Sixth Finch, Notre Dame Review, and elsewhere. He lives near Chicago with his wife, Laurel, and his daughter, Eleanor. He also edits The Economy, an online journal of new writing and art, and TAG, an ongoing experiment. [www.anthonyopal.com].

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Anthony Opal. "Sonnet." Cream City Review 37.2 (2013): 37-37. Project MUSE. Web. 20 Jan. 2014. <http://muse.jhu.edu/>.
Opal, A.(2013). Sonnet. Cream City Review 37(2), 37. Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Retrieved January 20, 2014, from Project MUSE database.
Anthony Opal. "Sonnet." Cream City Review 37, no. 2 (2013): 37-37. http://muse.jhu.edu/ (accessed January 20, 2014).
T1 - Sonnet
A1 - Anthony Opal
JF - Cream City Review
VL - 37
IS - 2
SP - 37
EP - 37
PY - 2013
PB - Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
SN - 2166-014x
UR - http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/cream_city_review/v037/37.2.opal01.html
N1 - Volume 37, Number 2, Fall/Winter 2013-2014
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