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Malachi Black

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Malachi Black
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Malachi Black is the author of Storm Toward Morning (Copper Canyon Press, 2014).  He teaches at the University of San Diego and lives in California.

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                     i.m. Scott David Campbell (1982-2012)

 

Streetlights were our stars,
hanging from the midnight    
                                  in a planetary arc
above each empty ShopRite    
parking lot—spreading     
                                  steam-

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drops from upper air,
                                         like rain,
clinging brightly
                                 to the fresh-cut hair
of children
                          and the infantry:
all hail
                 the clicking heel, all will
regale