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Brandon Shimoda

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Brandon Shimoda

Brandon Shimoda is the author of The Desert (The Song Cave, 2018). He works in a library and lives in Tucson, Arizona.

by this poet

Why don’t more animals pass through here? Dale asked  
There were none  
But sounds
shifting in thick oil
behind the cement wall
that kept precisely those animals out
the moon was rising  
a bruise was rakish on the moon’s right brain  
A coyote to the southwest   on the roof of the hotel
birds, nightbirds   a