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Pyramids don’t share their mew, and no more
bridges can get me to you. Lost

without National Geographic, cubes of azaleas
set up shop, assassins drop by for iced coffee and read

daily horoscopes. We all complain too much
about the mist. What we’ve wanted, we’ve taken

and photographed, glacis blue-eyed hills. Scared acres
just to get public. What I want now I can’t

articulate or name: the ceiling fan attaches
directly to the sky, lava suspends, aracaris fly low—

where can we go that has not already been gone,
mapped, collated into blacklight? I would spend

my life in a greenhouse if I could just get along
with the walls. I stall extinction, wait for safaris

to call you back. Even the lab rats suspect
they are actually wild anatomy.

Christa Romanosky is a Pittsburgh, PA native. She received her MFA from the University of Virginia where she taught undergraduate poetry and composition. Her poems have been published in Colorado Review, The Kenyon Review Online, Mid-American Review, Minnesota Review, and elsewhere.