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Skeins of smoke in the sky
The cornfields suffer snow
Moon, barn, bird, as in
a photogram: objects
exposed as layered light
Love as a joint into which
a little blood has leaked
(scissors, a straight pin
a pair of hands) And why
not cry in the root cellar?
Loose ice in the wind, grief
freezes and falls through the air
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