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Another Sunset

by Richard Kenney


Time passed. I gained elegance
And lost force. Fears surfaced: scorched
Linen underneath the chafing wish.

The world goes shiny, ironed. Gone in a glance.
Meanwhile, the whole day proved discouraging,
Like cherries—were they cherries?—in an orange dish.

 

Richard Kenney’s most recent book, The One-Strand River (Knopf),
was released in January. He teaches at the University of Washington,
in Seattle. (10/2008)


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