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To Become One’s Own Philosophy
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The day feet disappear
until the body until the body
what matters is only matter.

Though someone weeps somewhere
    & snow for days muffles
what could not be heard anyway.

Distance has always been a silencer
  & if that is the word you choose,
you cannot be found

until the body weeps somewhere
and matters, is matter.

EA Ramey  

EA Ramey is co-poetry editor for DIAGRAM and has poems recently appearing in or forthcoming from Fence, Zone 3, inter|rupture, Phoebe, and elsewhere.

Copyright © 2013 University of Wisconsin Board of Regents
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EA Ramey. "To Become One’s Own Philosophy." Cream City Review 37.2 (2013): 65-65. Project MUSE. Web. 20 Jan. 2014. <http://muse.jhu.edu/>.
Ramey, E.(2013). To Become One’s Own Philosophy. Cream City Review 37(2), 65. Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Retrieved January 20, 2014, from Project MUSE database.
EA Ramey. "To Become One’s Own Philosophy." Cream City Review 37, no. 2 (2013): 65-65. http://muse.jhu.edu/ (accessed January 20, 2014).
T1 - To Become One’s Own Philosophy
A1 - EA Ramey
JF - Cream City Review
VL - 37
IS - 2
SP - 65
EP - 65
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.ramey.html
N1 - Volume 37, Number 2, Fall/Winter 2013-2014
ER -


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