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FURTHER READING
Poems by Rusty Morrison
basin of hills...
in the decision of a beginning [3]
Measurement Fable
only gray rocks with drifting mist...
please advise stop [I was dragging a ladder slowly over stones stop]
please advise stop [my father's dying makes stairs of every line of text seeming neither to go up or down stop]
please advise stop [the rustle of a Sunday bundle of newspapers tucked under my father's arm stop]
wind is...
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please advise stop [I was dragging a ladder slowly over stones stop]
by Rusty Morrison
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please advise stop [I might travel his death a creaking and swaying beneath me stop]

 
by Rusty Morrison

I might travel his death a creaking and swaying beneath me stop
there are static expressions freed now and passing along the walls stop
an object isnít what is hidden but what smiles out from the hiding please

with only the slightest effort I might abandon every father stop
or read them all cover to cover please
eyes turn like the telling of stories first inward then out stop

the next page wasn't the kind of listening I wanted but it was all I was offered stop
to reveal as in the Latin re- plus velum meaning veil stop
the thought of him still everywhere only a new place to hide please advise







From the true keeps calm biding its story by Rusty Morrison. Copyright © 2008 by Rusty Morrioson. Used by permission of Ahsahta Press.
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