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by Simon Perchik


This stone bending over you
bulges with moons, craters
brought closer for more darkness

enlarged the way its arch
spreads out and gradually
a second horizon helps you track

how far before each night
gives up its faith in steppingstones
covers your grave

as if a footbridge this smooth
is as simple as turning a corner
hidden with hours and distances.

 

Simon Perchik is an attorney whose poems have appeared in Partisan Review, The New Yorker, and elsewhere. His poetry collections Family of Man (Pavement Saw Press) and Rafts (Parsifal Editions) are scheduled for publication this year. (6/2007)


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