in memoriam the once-frozen North
Our collective consciousness does not allow punishment
where it cannot impose blame.
United States v. Lyons
Jeffrey Schultz is the author of Civil Twilight (Ecco, 2017), selected by David St. John for the National Poetry Series, and What Ridiculous Things We Could Ask of Each Other (University of Georgia Press, 2014). He teaches at Pepperdine University and lives in Los Angeles, California.