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Slow Dance with Trip Wire by Camille Rankine

$8.00

Rankine’s poems give the reader the sense of a multilayered world, every surface in it loaded with possible meanings—the “trip wire” we trigger when we dream, or fear, or remember. Or write.

—Cornelius Eady

Vespertine

Dear night: It was so warm
under you that I offered
but you refused

to endure. You won’t remember
me. (We danced. I was the one
in the dark. I was wearing 

this face.) In daylight, I’m an acre of empty
desert, anyway. A spent white flower. A pale
honey scent wilted away.

And I’m having this dream:
I am mourned by millions.
I died young and I was so, so pretty.

All rights reserved. Reprinted with the permission of the author.


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