Norma Cole Poems

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1.
from "In Our Own Backyard"

You can't imagine what it's like here. In her past
life, she was a clandestine operator in ancient
Egypt. In a past life she had her heart ripped out,
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2.
A

one box falls out of another box, ashy covenant of separation
two birds, one clamp, no reaction just hanging there as the arrow moved
notes put the map back into the water
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3.
Of Human Bodies

Here the subject thinks "there could be flowers" or "the water was a bit disturbed when the ring fell in." All that, painted from said things, pleases it. That explains all things except for Ovid's exile which we will probably
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4.
Riptide

There's a shadow over the city
the light, as usual, framing and erasing

Just say you
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5.
Sarabande

"and then looks at
the stars" from the
bed in the ambulance
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6.
Variations on Some of Dante's Last Lines

And move and hold back
entering by the highroad through the words
and fall like a person hit by sleep
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