Spring 2002 • Vol. XXIV No. 2 PoetryApril 1, 2002 |

Twinned

To exist wholly in another, seamless, mirrored. Think of the hive, at each turn we find ourselves, not a version, not a replica, but our whole selves. Love, you claim, comes close to this, no space between your words, a hand over each other's heart. How do you live with this distance? I have you, she claims, or, I know you, but she can never say, I am you.

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Nick Flynn is the author of Some Ether (Graywolf Press, 2000). The poems in this issue are from his latest book, Blind Huber, due out from Graywolf this year. He is a recipient of a Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress and recently received a Guggenheim Fellowship.

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