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 In fade and jam conditions I cleaved to flinty, crystalline
flakes, their torched waxed wicks. Then, a congregation of hostiles. No
object cast a shadow; I drove on.
 Like deceit, the storm blotted out argument, amends, third-party
intervention. She crashed live feeds, spoke only to herself. Into her
windswept, permanent outpost, I drove. 


ROBIN BECKER'S books include: Domain of Perfect Affection (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006); The Horse Fair (2000); All-American Girl (1996), which won the 1996 Lambda Literary Award in Lesbian Poetry; Giacometti's Dog (1990); Backtalk (1982); and Personal Effects (1977). She is a Professor of English and Women's Studies at Pennsylvania State University.
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Title Annotation:nine poems
Author:Becker, Robin
Publication:The American Poetry Review
Article Type:Poem
Date:Nov 1, 2009
Words:153
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