May/June 2016 • Vol. XXXVIII No. 3 Nature's NatureMay 1, 2016 |

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Static or statistic, you're within the range of influence. The front splinters on the mountain's back, the bowl fracturing as the water within it freezes: evident peril. But what registers the microscopic kyrie, the tiny plosive, the letting go that signals the beginning of the end? Strange threshold. You've seen milkweed fall more slowly You've overheard internal fibers snap to more audible effect. No, it happens like a terrible season. A wrung sponge, the soil arches up, little grips unwork from stone.

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Benjamin Landry is the author of Burn Lyrics, Particle and Wave, and An Ocean Away. He received a 2016 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for his poetry, which has appeared in journals such as American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review, and the New Yorker. Learn more about his work at www.benjaminlandry.wordpress.com.

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