Sean Thomas Dougherty

    Menna Abu Zahrahas quotedlast year
    The Russian women lean on their steps, discussing

    the price of cabbages.
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quotedlast year
    All the dead are rising through the olive branches.
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quotedlast year
    The elms are weeping on Parade Street

    where the sunlight is the color of opera.
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quotedlast year
    When we weep

    we are most alive.
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quotedlast year
    Like the silhouettes of wild dogs

    In alleyways.
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quotedlast year
    The stillness of the snow, like a toothache
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quotedlast year
    What we said or were afraid

    To confess, like winter itself,
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quotedlast year
    Everywhere

    Is elsewhere but here.
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quotedlast year
    Like seeing a body rise to the surface

    Of the quarry, before it sinks again.
    Menna Abu Zahrahas quotedlast year
    You sip

    Your coffee strong, dark as dirt.
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