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Fall/Winter 2017

Denise Low


Tremors wake me.
Tree shadows scatter on walls.
                Aforgotten yard of waist-high straw
                the only unmown place for miles
                grass tramped each night
                at dawn bodies vanished
no prints.
In silver light they pause
where the maple once stood.
Under that ghost canopy
on rot-soft must.
Bodies weighted with bone and flesh.
The slight shudder of their hooves.
Moon adds its lick.


Denise Lowís 2018 book Shadow Light is winner of the Red Mountain Press Editorís Choice Award. She is a former Kansas Poet Laureate. Her memoir Turtleís Beating Heart is from University of Nebraska Press.



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