Winter 2013 • Vol. XXXV No. 1 Poetry |

Garland

The glass on the bureau can anything be seen on the bottom? Is it filled            with water or milk or nothing? The dog who lost his hair has he grown it back          or gone bald? He lies in the corner.          Is he cold or asleep? The woman by the window are her lips pursed or parted? Is she drinking            or humming? Is the necklace fastened around her neck or folded in her hand?            Is it a circle or a strand? The two young men strolling past the marquee are their hands fused          or flitting by their sides? Do they resemble dew            or drift? The sky pink and waning. Am I lost            or have I been lifted?

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Adam Giannelli’s poems have appeared in New England Review, Ploughshares, Yale Review, Antioch Review, FIELD, and elsewhere. His first book, Tremulous Hinge, winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize, is forthcoming from the University of Iowa Press in 2017. For more information, visit adamgiannelli.com

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