May/June 2019 • Vol. XLI No. 3 May 1, 2019 |

Running in Autumn

Read a micro-conversation with the author here. Here is where I saw a fox in August. Now the whole trail blazes red and rust around the bend as if the creature’s color shaped which season followed, turned tail to all and fall and beyond blushed to burning bush. Smolder’s second-order must come next, and when I turn the corner into winter I’ll remember the shade of a mourning dove’s startle and ash in today’s foliate gold rush as portent’s pigment too. A drop of mercury. Of blood in water. A small fire is still fire. No telling what it can consume.

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Dora Malech’s most recent book of poetry is Stet (Princeton University Press, 2018). Her work has appeared in publications that include the New Yorker, Poetry, and Tin House. She is an assistant professor in the writing seminars at Johns Hopkins University.

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