Attach To A Place

by August Kleinzahler

illustrator Rosie Roberts

Issue IX

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                                    (for Roy Fisher)

Attach to a place
It attaches to you
And the land around
Comes through
The windows, stonework

The weather, as well
Blowing in
Rattling the glass
Your own, pushing back

Ah, there’s the making
Of some turbulence
Over there
In your left shoe
A wee cyclone

And there, too
To the right of the cabinet
Where the cat
Midday might choose to nap

The cat
The cat
Outside in the rain
Has she a place to hide
Oh, yes
Oh, my, yes


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