Postcard, Vermont

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Miriam O’Neal

Postcard, Vermont


      “Love on the Rocks” (c. 1898)


      If you look closely at these two you’ll see
      they don’t seem to know they’re in the middle of a river.
      He’s reading the news. She’s crocheting something white.
      Meanwhile currents push water through the rocks around them.

      Yesterday I heard Bishop’s The Art of Losing
      sung to a twangy country tune. It worked
      in the way that . . .
      . . . . . . .
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Able Muse Write Prize for Poetry, 2019 ▪ Finalist