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Keep your face to the sunshine
and shadows will fall behind you. -- Walt Whitman

l(one)liness a leaf by Cordelia M. Hanemann

l(one)liness a leaf  by Cordelia M. Hanemann

space is shaped by the flight of birds
the outer gray              not quite fog
wavers             a single leaf in the garden
shakes                          the astronauts hurl into
the galactic night                     atmosphere parts
at their arrival,             closes on their going
the crack          in the earth's core        out
of which                the hissing dragon
breathes           frac-     tures    the loud man  
(with the hair)                         insults              everyone         
and everyone               loves him
for it                sane people would never vote
for him                        but in the world          stranger
things happen              who owns the skyairearth-
galactic night               still
the gray                       not quite fog   hovers
the last leaf falls….

The Linnets Wings