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FURTHER READING
Poems by Chad Davidson
Cockroaches: Ars Poetica
Consolation Miracle
The Pear
This is the Cow
Essays by Chad Davidson
Got Punked: Rebellious Verse
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Emerging Poet: On Chad Davidson
by B. H. Fairchild
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The Match

 
by Chad Davidson

The burner and the blackout crave you: pilot
of heat, purveyor of the innocent
candle and cigarette, light we tamed
then fed to the night. Cupped, inviolate,
a winter moth, a prayer we never sent
away, you live in seconds what we name
a life, a sudden cleansing. You Prometheus
come as toothpick, the false fire lent
to our fingertips, lightbulb of the lame
idea: may your phosphorus forgive us,
old flame.






Poem from Consolation Miracle, reprinted with permission of Southern Illinois University Press
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