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Letter From Iowa

Kirsten McDougall

Work by this Author:
   Castlepoint Beach
   A Kaponomist Recalls

Castlepoint Beach

From bed we watch the night
salt-land and water lit by a tin moon.
Waves break five hundred metres out
and the woman at the store tells us
she’s worried about tomorrow.

I’m not worried. Tsunamis,
back-ache, debt and regret,
even poetry, its bird-like skeleton
buried in weed. But love, well,

my love – your face in my eye
and all that. Five hundred metres
out, all our good morrows are
surfacing. It’s true. Never has
the world been more forgettable.

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