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FURTHER READING
Poems by Joseph Massey
The Process
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Another Rehearsal for Morning

 
by Joseph Massey

after Lorine Niedecker
Beyond a hand
held beyond itself
the mist is too thick to see.
A dream fragment (a phrase
I wanted to remember)
goes mute in this—
extinguished. Call it
consciousness. What
we lose to recover.
Acacia branches bend
the hill's edge
off-orange. A blur,
a deeper blur.
A clarity I can't carry.









Copyright 2012 by Joseph Massey. Used with permission of the author.
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