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Elizabeth Seydel Morgan

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Elizabeth Seydel Morgan is the author of Spans (Louisiana State University Press, 2014), Without a Philosophy (Louisiana State University Press, 2007), On Long Mountain (Louisiana State University Press, 1998), The Governor of Desire (Louisiana State University Press, 1993), and Parties (Louisiana State University Press, 1988). She lives in Richmond, Virginia.

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. . . like a dog between 4 trees . . .
—e-mail from a friend

Toward the end of this summer,
this long labyrinth,
I thought of you in a clearing
green and sunlit, bordered by four
tall trees and the dusky spaces
between them where barely
discernible rhododendron
start the process of shadows.

Light moves on your