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By Rae Armantrout

Ok, we’ve rendered

the rendition

how often?

What were we trying

to get rid of?

We exposed the homeless

character of desire

to the weather.

Shall we talk

about the weather

worsening four times

faster than expected,

eight times,

until the joy

of pattern recognition

kicks in?

            Until the crest

            of the next ridge

            is what remains

            of division.


Source: Poetry (October 2019)

  • Love
  • Nature
  • Relationships

Poet Bio

Rae Armantrout
Rae Armantrout, one of the founding members of the West Coast group of Language poets, stands apart from other Language poets in her lyrical voice and her commitment to the interior and the domestic. Her short-lined poems are often concerned with dismantling conventions of memory, pop culture, science, and mothering, and these unsparing interrogations are often streaked with wit. See More By This Poet

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