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Monday, Jan. 20, 2014

SELAH

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for Lisa Fishman

 

 

 

twenty second paper comb

tattoo apostrophe plural

& fewer than orchard oriole

orchard oriole furrow

 

furrow rows & hands collapse

sisterly quince & Douglas fir

currant throated clover fold

& suddenly light soaks

 

the comb to seal & measure

as many wasps as will fit

 

& scold notes northern harrier

meddle clouded sulphur mint

to spot the spots of pollen

& ruby floating twenty third

 

 

 

                                                                                    Orfordville, 14:vii:2013

 

 

 

Chuck Stebelton is author of _The Platformist_ (Cultural Society, 2012) and _Circulation Flowers_ (Tougher Disguises, 2005). He works as program director at Woodland Pattern Book Center. He is one of 150 poets participating in Woodland Pattern's 20th annual poetry marathon on Saturday, January 25th.
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