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Our casualties I hear precede the smoke,
in a bed of snakes. There can be no rain

in America, no grass: trains are angry here
as some are sad, processional for an ear.

The Q drums momentum, helluva cannon
in that sound. Helluva trumpet nesting.

To acknowledge my mistress of writhing:
what knife when thrown that does not sink

through wood nor perish from the earth.
I answered the ro
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chapbook, 24 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Flying Guillotine Press (first published 2009)

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Michael Robins is the author of In Memory of Brilliance & Value (Saturnalia Books, 2015), Ladies & Gentlemen (Saturnalia Books, 2011), The Next Settlement (UNT Press, 2007), and the chapbooks Only Sunshine (Convulsive Editions, 2015), Little Felons (Strange Machine Books, 2013), and Circus (Flying Guillotine Press, 2009). Born in Portland, Oregon, he teaches literature and poetry and Colum ...more
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