Mar/Apr 2016 • Vol. XXXVIII No. 2 PoetryMarch 1, 2016 |

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from Hendes.   It seems we cannot step beyond the everyday. The line moves slowly but persistently, it sways in the traffic's breeze, blown toward me and then away. The child tells me she wants to go quietly, minding her own business. Out walking she may wait to cross the street until the everyday is swept up from the curb. "We work to earn our leisure and leisure has only one meaning—to get away from work."* That leisure is a critique of the everyday makes pleasure a snake coiling itself closer by coiling away. (*Henri Lefebvre)

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Sasha Steensen is the author of three books of poetry: House of Deer, A Magic Book, and The Method, all from Fence Books. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, where she tends chickens, goats, bees, and children. She serves as a poetry editor for Colorado Review and teaches creative writing and literature at Colorado State University.

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