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Adrienne Rich: AMENDS
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1.        Nights like this: on the cold apple-bough

2.     A white star, then another

3.     Exploding out of the bark:

4.     On the ground, moonlight picking at small stones

 

5.     As it picks at greater stones, as it rises with the surf

6.     Laying its cheek for moments on the sand

7.      As it licks the broken ledge, s it flows up the cliffs,

8.     As it flicks across the tracks

 

9.     As it unavailing pours into the gash

10.  Of the sand-and-gravel quarry

11.     As it leans across the hangared fuselage

12.  Of the crop-dusting plane

 

13.  As it soaks through cracks into the trailers

14.  Tremulous with sleep

15.  As it dwells upon the eyelids of the sleepers

16.  As if to make amends


 

THE CITY OF EMBER