Nancy Eimers

Issue #
September 8, 2014

Allowing the Maximum Passage of Night

Then the mysterious leaf
starts toward you.

Annalisa, 4th grade, on the Luna moth

Annalisa, I can’t
get way inside

the universe like you
but I see the great wild foolishness

of a living leaf
pressed to my window screen,

drawn out
of the trees

to close the door
of itself

on the moon.

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