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Jennifer  Grotz

Jennifer Grotz

Jennifer Grotz’s most recent book of poems, The Needle, explores both Polish and American twentieth-century poetry and its traditions. She has recently completed a manuscript of translations of contemporary Psalms from the French poet Patrice de

Late Summer
by Jennifer Grotz

Before the moths have even appeared
to orbit around them, the streetlamps come on,
a long row of them glowing uselessly
 
along the ring of garden that circles the city center,
where your steps count down the dulling of daylight.
At your feet, a bee crawls in small circles like a toy unwinding.