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Richard Siken

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Richard Siken is the author of Crush (Yale University Press, 2006), which won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award in 2004. He lives in Tucson, Arizona. 

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A man saw a bird and found him beautiful. The bird had a song inside him, and feathers. Sometimes the man felt like

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I followed myself for a long while, deep into the field.
Two heads full of garbage.

Our scope was larger than I realized,
which only made me that much more responsible.

Yellow, yellow, gold, and ocher.
We stopped. We held the field. We stood very still.

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