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Roger Hecht

Fall 1966

A Bravery

By Roger Hecht

For Vassar Miller A kitchen table: onIts white enameled faceA black bug seemed to leapThe distance from a knife To a companion fork.And stopped, exactly as ifTwo inches were a […]

Fall 1964


By Roger Hecht

The very dead of night: no noise Mounts from the avenue; no smoke Uncoils to an unspotted snake Rubbing black skin against the skies. What act of violence prepares Emergence […]