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Romantic Note

Charles North
Pieces—stems, ghosts—of afternoon
falling all over themselves
into evening—the doughty Queen Anne’s lace
threatening to leave its bed
so "order growing from rank disorder" is a dream if not
a simple category mistake, with
or without your tacit consent
you want particulars I’ll show you
particulars see here they are
I hold them towards you

Reprinted from Cadenza © 2007 by Charles North, by permission of Hanging Loose Press.

Charles North