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What Remains by Stuart Greenhouse

Winner of the 2005 PSA Chapbook Fellowship

What Remains
by Stuart Greenhouse, selected and introduced by Brenda Hillman.

Edition: 500 copies of the winning books were printed by the Prolific Group and designed by Gabriele Wilson.

$8.00

Means of Production, and Behind the Stove is My Heart

and why not as easy as if these words
were tea leaves curled in a tea box, and time
were all it took, and some fire, and a kettle
for form, to give the water heat
but not the heat water, just a little
form, an old Pyrex one, say, the one
your grandfather threw out
his bubbe's copper samovar for, and then
a porcelain knockoff beauty, round and high, a little
more form, just enough
to hold a scalding and then
the dry leaves as your readied sea of boil
drowns them young again, floating open, easy
as you once were, thinking words weres




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


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