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Karen Garthe

Victorian Reading

                puddles were and birds
           in their rain places, touring tight jackets of little pugilists,
           the pacifist emaciated sage/Bronze
                       if I can get there, I’ll have to pay the barriers
their rain and leeward repeats chin the willies and sift
the image monument
           fanning preservations
       fugitives whose resumes come last
           the summerland/ to be
the live intervention not the phantom
deep green of its coining
           breath off the pond walls
the grass her Tendrils,
           Her Houses ravine and upright stick
           the austrian’s poor secular religion, low henhouse
scaffolding cake of a building it arches and roams
the hand at the window Professing
glass, solid charade

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