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Brent Cunningham

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Brent Cunningham

Brent Cunningham is the author of the poetry collections Journey to the Sun (Atelos, 2012) and Bird & Forest (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2005). His chapbook, The Sad Songs of Hell, was published by Ugly Duckling Presse in November 2017. He lives in Oakland, California, with the poet Melissa Benham and their two children.

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poem
Thirteen


look out
be well
do that
at least
for whatever
has hap-
pened
Thy no longer
shall glimpse
things great-
er
you
say you
aren’t safe
well, no
you’re not
for-
get your
aims,
your other
loves
no one
can know
what thought
was for
what adva-
ntage
it gave
when time
was young
& speech
a
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