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hard to remember.
Narrows, shallows, knee
pockets, sockets I can’t see
the back of, my body is half
a map and the rest is history.
What I can’t know
beyond recollection I put into words
to see how it seems.
Kate Colby’s books of poetry include Fruitlands and I Mean. The Arrangements and a book of essays, The Itch, are forthcoming. She has received awards from The Poetry Society of America and Rhode Island State Council for the Arts, and is the 2017–18 Creative Fellow at Harvard’s Woodberry Poetry Room. She is a founding board member of the Gloucester Writers Center in Massachusetts and currently lives in Providence.
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