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Cedar Sigo

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Cedar Sigo
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Cedar Sigo is the author of Language Arts (Wave Books, 2014). He has taught at St. Mary’s College and Naropa University. He lives in San Francisco.

by this poet


Leave the long fall between us (peak after peak)
Here were my paints and there were my powders
And then I was drunk and we lost each other
My shadow tumbled after
Soaking cinnamon leaves in the lake of the moon
The roll of the damned drum calls me to duty
The dice in the light of the


Hung up on
my hearing
and deep in whose
one too many
nights and never
a black-out
Doing the best
I can, only a man
It hurts me too
Blues in the night
Verlaine Blues
sitting here thinking
a blues for Anne
(all nerves)
and mine


for Bill Berkson

Was it tonight’s
remark or his
exquisite song-book
on stage?
My outside life
has turned itself in,
any opening
up at all
is no small feat
when romancing
the edge
of an echo
Smoke in the
dream and rest