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This poem is taken from PN Review 182, Volume 34 Number 6, July - August 2008.

It Being Water Mark Dow

after Ammons after Williams


What can happen
          is that
                   the slightest distraction

or loss of control
         instigates a variation
                   along the line of stress

and a dissembling travelling at
         once toward both ends
                   occurs: like

the sine wave of derailment
         the heavy crumpled train
                   is, spilled

alongside its straightaway track:
         like-wise a cup's contents swirl,
                   of a sudden jump

ship (skip town) when
         the little waves reach
...


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