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Issue 30, July 31, 2017
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Untitled

 

 

This still warm shopping bag

emptied the way all sculpture

reminds you what it lost

 

though when you step back

what you see between the jars

is its dried-up riverbed

 

shaping the Earth, its breeze

just now forming

doesn’t yet have the need

 

for those same airfields

you look for in grocery aisles

take from the shelves

 

these damp boxes side by side

where you say nothing about rain

'til the air you breathe out

 

has nothing left, by hand

you pull from its place

the sky you saved for last.

 

                —Simon Perchik