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Ed Skoog

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Ed Skoog is the author of Rough Day (Copper Canyon Press, 2013). He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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They carved the letters yellow,
and painted
the wood around the letters green,
chained a picnic table to the grass
out near where the roof of the dead
mall directs a crack
of sunset to radiate the Burger King sign gold.
Last place open after midnight:
then apartment windows