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In the Same Vein
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As living flame consumes a simple fuse
Of gunpowder poured carelessly in sand.

But exponentially, like when the news
Of an icon's murder saturates the land.

Warmer though, like coming in from the cold
and drinking chocolate, the scalding fluid soaking

its hot path down my throat, into each fold
of my stomach lining. Or, how on first smoking,

each alveolus shudders into flower.
Or a birth contraction, though much sweeter

but with that same dichotomy of power
and helplessness. The moment when I teeter

but do not topple. No, the second after,
just as my heart applauds my luck and poise.

Or my uncontrollable surge of laughter
during solemnities though any noise

draws scathing looks. Let people stare! When blood
makes up my face with head prickled by shame.

The polar opposite of numb. The flood
of lovelust that confounds me at your name.

Anna M. Evans  

Anna M. Evans earned her MFA from Bennington College and is the Editor of the Raintown Review. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in the Harvard Review, Atlanta Review, Rattle, American Arts Quarterly, and 32 Poems. Recipient of a 2011 Fellowship from the MacDowell Artists' Colony, she currently teaches poetry at West Windsor Art Center. Her chapbooks, Swimming and Selected Sonnets, are available from Maverick Duck Press. www.an-namevans.com

Copyright © 2013 University of Tampa Press
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Anna M. Evans. "In the Same Vein." Tampa Review 45.1 (2013): 15-15. Project MUSE. Web. 7 Aug. 2013. <http://muse.jhu.edu/>.
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Anna M. Evans. "In the Same Vein." Tampa Review 45, no. 1 (2013): 15-15. http://muse.jhu.edu/ (accessed August 7, 2013).
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