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Martin Rock

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Martin Rock

Martin Rock is the author of Residuum (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2016) and Dear Mark (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2013). He is a PhD candidate in creative writing and literature at the University of Houston.

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Tonight I’m to occupy a single breath:
to let it slowly out as an open kettle might
release its steam, left long on the stove.
Eventually all substance turns to vapor

& accumulates in the air, then falls
again as a globe under its own weight.
Bodies must be near each other, it