Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SPECIAL EFFECTS, by JAMES GALVIN

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First Line: My shirts on the line
Last Line: In your body
Subject(s): Rain

My shirts on the line
(One sleeve has fondly blown
Around its neighbor's shoulders)
Look like drunks at a funeral.

Raindrops open parachutes
Shading off to snow.

The back fence leans in
And curves down like a breaking wave.

Beyond it
The slender lodgepole pines
Stand to close together
You couldn't walk through them
In your body.

Used with the permission of Copper Canyon Press, P.O. Box 271, Port Townsend, WA
98368-0271, www.cc.press.org

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