RECENTLY SEPARATED MAN LIVING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

1979

So I have come to another state far from Texas

cut off from my wife and daughter.

I look at a wall built of creek rock as if it is a mirror.

All day long stare at shouting conifers.

I see a man open the mouth of a wood stove

to burn a photograph of Saturn clipped from a magazine.

In the fire I remember the face of my daughter.

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