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Poetry

Bellwort

Watauga County, North Carolina

Everything comes first from the mind of God, which is the hand of God,
the thinking hand.
Did you want the destruction to take place before the beauty, or after.

Urban Planning

My father says I don’t know how you can live
where you can’t see the stars, and I tell him
they’re as far away from you as they are
from me, which is true. But he’s calling me

Pavement

Asphalt, bituminous, concrete, cement—
the whole place is case-hardened, carapaced.
The air shimmers with heat; tree roots can’t breathe. . .