Winter 1994 • Vol. XVI No. 1 PoetryJanuary 1, 1994 |

Healing

Brilliant--A day that is less than zero Icicles fat as legs of deer Hang in a row from the porch roof A hand without a mitten Grabs and breaks one off-- A brandished javelin Made of sheer Stolen light To which the palm sticks As the shock of cold Instantly shoots through the arm To the heart-- I need a language like that, A recognizable enemy, a clarity-- I do my exercises faithfully, My other arm lifts, I apply vitamin E, White udder cream To the howl I make vow after vow.

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