LYNN STRONGIN : EMBROIDER THE BURN (Ministerial Reprieve)
RICHARD ZOLA : watching (with permission) through circles in warm air
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LYNN STRONGIN
EMBROIDER THE BURN (Ministerial Reprieve) 
I stop to consider the ministerial reprieve I was granted back in the last century. A Jew, I know about hiding, misplaced passports, I am hardwired to run bravura mine to bolt for the blue both hands behind back or driven in a raincoat pocket. Lost papers in a burned church before 1939 were credible but mine? Beyond the pale, I remembered braided bread at family celebrations, stopping in city parks like lungs in the stone canyons among the brownstone. I thought someone would grab me by the heels wheel me round to face an ammuser banish me. 2 Instead I landed in a hospital in 1951 lay twig-still half my body was lost that was it: that was all. I am a Hebrew, know about misplace passports & so forth but this high hill flattening like led melting was like my cousins' toy soldiers he was a boy. I had a new English Channel to cross a girl-woman broad shoulders dark with sun Death had no double bed but twin beds & was an insomniac. Giving chase pause I rested lawns Octobering a pencil steep rising. Broadsided by the cold of midnightjuggling balls fate in mirrors, I sank down. The mind threatre of horror which had been playing brightened. Lost papers, a tunnel vision lifted. Giving grief pause my lost family, I was no longer juggling options like burning torches. I'd read of Mirror-neurons then came to a peace rare as sun in a Slavic December.
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RICHARD ZOLA
watching (with permission) through circles in warm air
your wrist your bracelet moving in circles yes & circles of air gather in this room circles of air on the ceiling moving on the walls fragmenting across the window your flesh only in your hands & the yellow flowers in the bowl you made shiver a little
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