Spring 1985 • Vol. VII No. 2 PoetryApril 1, 1985 |

Cancer Rising: A Dream of Walking

Maybe this has been done before. Light scatters Over that ragged western edge of sky he knows Is trees, hedgerow, wheatfield's boundary, the end of the family Farm, a border taking on, in this moment's illumination, The look of a black raw rip In the tissue of the air,           so he knows it is evening.He is walking. He has been walking A long time, maybe hours, or it feels that way. He does not seem to be going anywhere, But that does not disturb him. It is winter, Not a hard freeze, field the dim gold Of frostbit straw.         In this light he could be hanging From nothing, high in the mild luminosity of the sunset Itself. He is wearing khaki, its tan the same Shade as the field's, and he thinks he must beInvisible here to anything watching, Even the hard silhouettes of hawks Turning and falling in the distance,                disappearing, rising, Appearing, heeling over the edge, out from the edge Of that darkn

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T. R. Hummer’s tenth book of poems, Ephemeron, was published by LSU Press in November 2011; his second book of essays, Available Surfaces, will appear in University of Michigan Press’s Poets on Poetry Series in 2012. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona, and teaches at Arizona State University.

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