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From the March 1994 Print Edition

Earth rotates on its axis faster in September than in March. –Chicago Standard NewsPast the mute brace of stone owls tethered wide-eyed to the nave roof of Saint Thomas, along the boulevard between blocks of night, streetlights spill gold onto clusters of oaks; bare . . . . Continue Reading »

Night Growth

From the January 1994 Print Edition

The snow stuns the sky into quietonly the lake understands,restive beyond the gray stone breakwater.Across the street, my neighbor knowsa green hope weaves a wooden trellisover a fresh-powdered walk, his jacket,a plaid patch on the shed doorknob.His brown daughter sprouts bud breastsunder her . . . . Continue Reading »