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Stephanie Ford

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Stephanie Ford

Stephanie Ford is the author of All Pilgrim (Four Way Books, 2015). She lives in Los Angeles.

by this poet


Excuse me, lover. I’m busy foretelling
and protesting your end. Whether I hunt,
gather, barter, or sell, what I worry over

is the order: live oaks, shorelines,
wide-eyed and flammable
creature I adore. By day, I admit

no shadow as backup: crow, please keep
your clever forensics