Sept/Oct 2015 • Vol. XXXVII No. 5 PoetrySeptember 1, 2015 |

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you there between things                       and the words for things for a taste of your mouth I forsake gorging          for giving this my body to your body always but suddenly between things and the words for things          for your shining eyes slide over my blind sight I want to dispel the delusion of separation          almost enough to shatter the glass of self forgive our body always but suddenly          there is this sudden singing this inexplicable turning as bird follows spring          its translucent skull tuned to gathering light and though I tunnel blind this tongue          works a small space open                        with one wet wing

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Philip Metres
Philip Metres is the author of The Sound of Listening: Poetry as Refuge and Resistance (2018), Pictures at an Exhibition (2016), Sand Opera (2015), To See the Earth (2008), and other books. A recipient of the Lannan, two NEAs, and two Arab American Book Awards, he is director of the Peace, Justice, and Human Rights program and professor of English at John Carroll University. http://www.philipmetres.com

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