Winter 2009 • Vol. XXXI No. 1 New VoicesJanuary 1, 2009 |

Trio

They were both good men,Only amplified. As if some infinite Operation were performed: if N =Love, then between Lancelot, Arthur andGuinevere, N (xt) = [Ltl, At2 ,Gtl … ], where x Is x, and time is time.The same with England: perform a fewPeculiar operations—time, migration, constitutions, etc.—andYou get America. Take, for e.g. the hills Of Sussex: subtle, herb-hazed, thatchCoddling villages in discreet places. Hills making their appealTo no one, certain of their destiny—as England—as no one Is certain of anything these days. EitherThey are the hills of the Midwest2—withTheir little apples in pert assertion of newness And resurrection, pagan beneath an indecipherable,Mad-browed, cerulean sky—or Our Hills = Sussex3, or viceVersa. The U.S. as derivative of x, if x = . Or, perhaps We are the integral of Kent. Of course,The coefficient changes, depending on theLocale: if landscape = x = (50 million Years d2)/3 = a4, whered = the white cliffs ofDover an

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Kascha Semonovitch writes and sometimes teaches philosophy in Seattle. She has a doctorate in philosophy from Boston College and an MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson College and a great deal of undocumented experience in motherhood, love, and travel. Her poems have appeared in Southern Review, The Kenyon Review, Crab Creek Review, and other journals.

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