Summer 2009 • Vol. XXXI No. 3 Poetry |

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Mind as wave: whoosh. As wet. As yet thinking needs a dress to wear, what better look than sea green or sea foam, within never gets out without without, how cool is that, that the sealed self's not an option, hence the object of my affection's conception. As in, I notice you on your boogie board, therefore I exist to see you're bad at balance, a savant of oops. The fall's all we've perfected, reaching for the apple with the words of our hands, the yums, the Henny Pennys at our disposal. I come one-ly, you two. Boo-hoo. Group hug, the all of us, this wave charging hard, foaming at the mouth, as if to slather with embrace. 

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Bob Hicok's most recent book, Elegy Owed, will be published in the spring of 2013 by Copper Canyon Press.

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