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Lynn Emanuel
Lynn Emanuel
Born in Mt. Kisco, New York, in 1949, Lynn Emanuel is the author of several books of poetry...
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Sonnetesque

 
by Lynn Emanuel

I love its smallness: as though our whole town
were a picture postcard and our feelings
were on vacation: ourselves in mini-
ature, shopping at tiny sales, buying
the newspapers—small and pale and square
as sugar cubes—at the fragile, little curb.
The way the streetlight is really a table
lamp where now we sit and where real
night, (which is very tall and black and
at our backs), where for a moment
the night is forced to bend down and look
through these tiny windows, forced to come
closer and put its hand on our shoulder
and stoop over the book to read the fine print.










Copyright 2012 by Lynn Emanuel. Used with permission of the author.
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