January 19, 2012
"

Find the place
in silence
that is a person

or like a person
or like not
needing a person.
*
After the heart attack
she fills her apartment
with designer accents–

piece by piece.
*
This is a bed,
an abiding
at least,

close to lastly,
but nicer.
*
Light changes:
Separation
anxiety refers
to this

as next
tears itself off.
*
A hospital calendar
shows the sun going down
on an old-time
round, lime-green
diner.
*
Just a quick trip back
to mark the spot
where things stop
looking familiar.

"

— Rae Armantrout, “A Pulse” from Made to Seem

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