July/Aug 2022 • Vol. XLIV No. 4 Poetry |

Two of Everything

The Kenyon Review · Two Poems by Jason Myers My house is two windows with Sheetrock in between. Outside the windows, two cranes hold heaven between their wings. My heart is two varieties of religious experience, two wrongs, two rights. Under my heart, two secrets will never see the back side of the other, unlike Noah’s sons. Shame & embarrassment are two members of the same family, cousins who lick the salt in the other’s wound. Now the two cranes depart & with them the world. Two days until my father is drunk again. You can save Creation, but if you can’t hold your liquor, that, too, will be remembered. It takes two to linger, two to delve, two to say what isn’t there. The cranes might be one. Two hands cast a single shadow on the wall that separates the windows. My body is two: the one that makes an S next to my beloved, & the one that wanders the aisles of Walmart muttering, What was it, what was it, to everything that responds, Made i

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Jason Myers is a National Poetry Series finalist, and serves as Editor in Chief of EcoTheo Review. He is at work on two poetry manuscripts (Tongue a Temple and Maker of Heaven &) and a novel (We Remember Zion). An Episcopal priest, Myers lives in Houston with his family.

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