Winter 2024 • Vol. XLVI No. 1 PoetryDecember 6, 2023 |

Free Will

A future is a suit shrinking to fit through too many washings past its color. I will wear it as long as I can, choosing only where to put my feet on the path, which puddles to avoid.

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Bin Ramke’s fourteenth book of poems, Earth on Earth, appeared in 2021 from Omnidawn. His first book, The Difference Between Night and Day (Yale University Press, 1978), was the Yale Younger Poet selection in 1979. Ramke teaches at the University of Denver.

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