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Iain Haley Pollock

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Iain Haley Pollock

Iain Haley Pollock is the author of Spit Back a Boy (University of Georgia Press, 2011). He teaches at Rye Country Day School in Rye, New York, and runs a poetry workshop at the Solstice Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program at Pine Manor College.

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This morning, the lovers—
who last night were slurring and stumbling
and when I looked out, each gripping
the other’s taut throat in a clench of callous
and nail—sit on their front steps. The woman
smokes an idle cigarette. The man lounges
two steps down from her and leans his head