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By David Barber

Here is where

You can get nowhere

Faster than ever

As you go under

Deeper and deeper


In the fertile smother

Of another acre

Like any other

You can’t peer over

And then another


And everywhere

You veer or hare

There you are

Farther and farther

Afield than before


But on you blunder

In the verdant meander

As if   the answer

To looking for cover

Were to bewilder


Your inner minotaur

And near and far were

Neither here nor there

And where you are

Is where you were


Source: Poetry (March 2013)

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David Barber
David Barber is poetry editor of The Atlantic, where he has been a staff editor since 1994. Barber has taught writing and literature at Middlebury College, the Harvard Writing Program, MIT’s Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies, and the Emerson College graduate writing program. He also writes on natural history, music, and art.     See More By This Poet

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