An Excerpt from the Northern Elegy

An Excerpt from the Northern Elegy

Springtime dollars

fall to autumn pennies.

Winter is

a Giacometti playground

of limbs on tree-lined avenues

piled with job applications

and out-of-date resumés

as the sleeves

now removed

allow all the aces,

pairs, missing full house


to be put under foot

pressed down


to grow new sharks.

(The gold, silver, bronze medals

of summer

sprint by


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