Night comes first to the innermost
branches of the elm, then hedgerows, then entire lawns.
My neighbor gets ready for bed, her one lit window and the red pulse
of a radio tower above the bay. Our backyards are small
and touch each other along one side.
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Poem previously published in Best New Poets 2012. Reprinted
with the permission of the author. All Rights Reserved.
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