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C.D. Wright
Obscurity and Isolation


T unsized 2216he left hand rests on the paper.


The hand has entered the frame just above the elbow 

to reveal a half-rolled sleeve.


The other hand is in its service;


it holds a foggy drinking glass up to a standing lamp.


(Motel furniture. Motel paneling.)


From the outside, what light strains through the drapery

is cast from the quince.


The phone rings. The hand conditioned to pick it up,

hesitates, withdraws


before the ringing finally breaks off.

Ujjayi breathing begins now.                   


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Dublin Poetry Review: Éigse Átha Cliath                                           Section 1 ~ Issue 21a