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|
|Publication:||The American Poetry Review|
|Date:||Nov 1, 2009|
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