Fall 2006 • Vol. XXVIII No. 4 PoetryOctober 1, 2006 |

Die Zwei ist Zweifel

Two Is Doubt—Friedrich Rückert   There is one God and one God only.He fills up everywhere, bread doughbrimming the blue bowl, so there's noroom for him to feel lonely. There are two kinds of people in the world. Of the one hundred things to see beforeyou die, like the Grand Canyon and Bourbon Street,you won't find among them this squirrel,a ball of gray yarn bounding across the yard,but see how quickly your brain absorbs it,a penny fluttering to the lake bottom. You can count on the fingersof one hand.We were born digital. On the 1002nd night Sheherezadwrote a poem. Climbing the foothillsof his rib cage, her tongue followed the rhymeshe lay down. Clatter of peacock quills,strange familiar cry… It's handyhow there are ten commandments. There are those who break thingsinto parts. Let's stand together at the windowas the rain topples the tulips and dropby drop eases up and overthe birdbath, makes marks, leaves none.

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Michelle Boisseau's fourth collection of poetry, A Sunday in God-Years, was published by the University of Arkansas in 2009. She received her second NEA fellowship in poetry in 2010. She teaches in the MFA program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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