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Matt Rasmussen
Matt Rasmussen
His poetry collection, Black Aperture, was selected by Jane Hirshfield as the winner of the 2012 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets...
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Elegy in X Parts [Kafka said, A book]
by Matt Rasmussen
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Elegy in X Parts [My foreshadow stretches]

 
by Matt Rasmussen

X.
My foreshadow stretches
out in front of me.

We stand on the soles
of each other's feet.

I am a field
and there's a man

standing in the middle
of me saying,

God is the sky pinning
me to my body.

I am a man
and there is a field 

under me saying, 
A dead man makes

love to the earth
by just lying there.






Copyright 2012 by Matt Rasmussen. Used with permission of the author.
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